From 23rd to 27th March, McGill's Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its fourth annual Disabilities Awareness Week in collaboration with McGill Residences, Media@McGill, SSMU and McGill Women in Leadership, TD Bank, Lime Connect, McGill Faculty of Law and McGill Student Services.
With its overarching theme “Inclusion”, Disabilities Awareness Week advocates that people with disabilities should have equal access and opportunity to participate in society, whether it be through access to physical spaces, education, community services, employment and so on.
Media@McGill will kick off Disabilities Awareness Week with a free public panel titled “Radical Affordances: Emerging Scholarship, Art, and Activism at the Intersection of Media and Disability Studies.” The panel will be accompanied by an online exhibition.
The week will also feature many other events, such as a financial advice workshop, therapy dogs, an information session on disclosing disability in the workplace, an American Sign Language Workshop and a discussion on Making Space for Disability in the Legal Profession. Various Montreal organizations including AMI Quebec, Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, McGill's Concussion Support Group, Seeing Voices Montreal and others will provide informational materials, and answer questions at kiosks in the University Centre (SSMU), Leacock, New Residences, and Royal Victoria College.
Come and join us as we raise awareness of barriers people with disabilities experience, highlighting inclusive practices and policies that reduce barriers, widen access and value diversity in a wide variety of contexts.