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Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2, 2016

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On the heels of the Disability Matters: Vote 2016 campaign, Manitobans affected by disability are coming together again to celebrate the human rights won by persons with disabilities and also to call for these rights to be truly respected.
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
1pm – 3pm (program at 1:15)
1. Welcome and greetings: Malinda Roberts and Allen Mankewich
2. Greetings from the Province of Manitoba: Janice Morley-Lecomte, MLA for Seine River
3. Statements from self-advocates:
Under rights about being respected and included

  • Kevin Johnson: Right to decide where you live and who you live with (Articles 19 & 28)
  • Jordan Sangalang: Right to express your opinions and to access your information in forms that you can understand and use (Article 21)
Under rights about how you live your life

  • Sean Miller: Right to good health and access to health services (Articles 25, 26)
  • Jim Derksen: Right to personal relationships, a family, marriage and access to family planning (Article 23)
  • David Martin: Right to work just like anyone (Articles 26, 27)
  • Danielle Otto: Right to education – just like anyone – and to carry on learning throughout your life (Article 24)
Under the rights about being safe and protected

  • Melissa Martin: Right to be free from violence and abuse (Articles 16, 17, 18)
  • Sheila Montney: Right to be protected in emergencies (Article 11)
  • Frances Sinclair: Right to equality and freedom from discrimination (Article 5)
  • Valerie Wolbert: Right to be not imprisoned because of a disability (Articles 12, 14, 15, 16, 17)
  • Fred Dugdale: Right to have your provincial and federal governments take action to ensure these rights (All Articles, Especially 4 and 31 to 50)

4. Mingling and contributions from community to collective art project mural

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