Unlearning ableism is an important step in creating a more just and equal society, join our panel of experts to find out more!

About this Event

Unlearn ableism! To find out why, join our panel of experienced self-advocates for a lesson on what ableism is and how to stop it, stories of ableism based on lived experiences, and a live Q&A! This event is being hosted by the BCPF Youth Leadership Committee.

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 6:30pm-7:45pm PST

 

Please register by May 10th. We will email the Zoom login information to all registered attendees with an event reminder on May 11th, 2 days before the event. We hope you can make it!

 

Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism is deeply embedded in our society because throughout history we were taught that people with disabilities are inferior to the non-disabled. But this is just not true! Every person deserves equal access to society, their community, and human rights.

 

Do you want to learn from people with experience fighting for their rights in an ableist society? Do you want to find out more about why it is important to unlearn ableism?

 

Keynote speaker Sherwin Strong will be teaching us about what ableism is and what causes it, his experience with ableism, and how to stop being ableist.

Panel members will then share stories from their lives about ableism and why it is so important for others to unlearn ableism. There will be time for questions from the audience at the end.

 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/unlearn-ableism-with-bc…

 

Meet The Speaker Panel:

-Sherwin Strong, Self-Advocate Liaison & Inspirational Speaker and Trainer

-Elisa Paczos, BCPF Youth Leadership Committee Member

-Michael McLellan, SALN Co-Founder & Self-Advocacy Mentor

-Margaux Wosk, Human Rights Advocate & Artist

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