Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of international day for persons with disabilities on Dec 3rd.2019
This page is to highlight the history of International Day for Disabilities
In support of acknowledging those with disabilities that we as self advocates been advocating for our rights for many years for equality and respect.
We have come along ways in changing the attitudes in our society that those with disabilities are people that want to be valued to be excepted in our society. we have accomplished many things like closing institutions more awareness in way treat people with disabilities and be included in our society work to do still but fact is we have come along ways in movement we celebrate good things that happened.
This year Theme
What this means is that no one is left behind
This means that Persons with Disabilities are considered, Have a voice in and Are welcomed to participate
Since 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world.
The theme for this 2019 IDPD is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
This 2019 observance of the IDPD at the UN Headquarters will consist of an official opening, a panel discussion on new initiatives for disability inclusion, and a spotlight event on the theme of ‘Sport for all for peace and development’, which will be the opportunity to discuss sport as a powerful enabler of peace and sustainable development through the empowerment of persons with disabilities
This above information is on website called United Nations go to the link here
The first part is what is International Day for Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet.
The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons” until 2007. Each year the day focuses on a different
This on site called International Communication Project go to the link here
CLBC recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019
A message from Ross Chilton,
CEO, Community Living BC
Today, December 3, marks United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This annual celebration is a time for all of us across British Columbia to recognize the important contributions people with developmental disabilities make to their communities.
The U.N. has declared the theme for this year:
Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.
I’m proud to see many examples of participation and leadership in our province: In Mission, the annual Self Advocate Leadership Retreat marked its 20th year of bringing self advocate leaders together for a weekend of learning and connecting. It’s one of many events throughout the year that fosters self advocate leadership, and I had the pleasure to attend and speak with attendees; Across B.C, thousands have participated in the recent government consultation on the development of new accessibility legislation, including many individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. At CLBC, the include Me! initiative continues to collect valuable input directly from the people we support about what is important for a good quality of life. Over 6,000 people have already participated in the survey, which is administered by people with developmental disabilities.
Communities are better places when everyone has opportunities to participate and to lead. CLBC recognizes the many people who continue working and making this a reality in our province, including the people we support, their families, service providers, volunteers, employers and many other British Columbians.
I encourage you to visit Self Advocate Net’s webpage dedicated to International Day of Persons with Disabilities here to learn more, including information about events taking place in Vancouver and Nanaimo to celebrate the day.
This on CLBC website go to the link here
This will be videos once come in stay tune will be posted here
This will be where events are taking place
BC Fed event
Friends, please attend this BC Federation of Labour International Day of Persons with Disabilities event.
It’s free and you will be delighted by the food and able to enjoy great speakers and entertainment.
VIU Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disability
Building 200, Room 203
On behalf of Student Affairs, we invite you to grab a bag of popcorn, or some seasonal snacks, and join us to watch award winning film maker Bonnie Sherr Klein’s documentary Shameless, the Art of Disability (NFB, 2006). Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities as they create and present their own images of their disabilities. The movie will be followed by a discussion with a Student Panel.
By gathering together to celebrate this day, we can help to ensure inclusion for the more than 1,000 VIU students and more than 6 million Canadians living with disability, and we can contribute to positive change in our community. Show your support by wearing an International Day of Persons with Disability button available at Disability Access Services, Building 200, Room 214.
To find out more about International Day of People with Disability go to their official website: www.idpwd.org For more information about Popcorn and a Movie contact Beth DeVolder: firstname.lastname@example.org.