Presented by BC People First

Why Self-Advocacy? To find out why, join our panel of experienced self-advocates for stories and a live Q&A!
Do you want to learn from people with lived experiences fighting for their rights in an ableist society? Do you want to find out more about self-advocacy skills and overcoming obstacles?
October is Community Inclusion Month and there is no better time to get involved in the conversation about self-advocacy and how powerful it can be for people with disabilities. We’ve invited a panel of speakers who have helped shape our province for the better, thanks to advocating for their own rights and the rights of others.
Panel members will share stories from their lives about self-advocacy to highlight why it is so important and to help others learn more. There will be time for questions from the audience – panel members will answer questions and share advice with people who want to learn more about self-advocacy and the #inclusionrevolution movement in BC for people with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities.
Meet The Panel:
-Sherwin Strong, Self-Advocate Liaison
-Alexander Magnussen, CBI Employment Specialist
-Jo-Anne Gauthier, BCPF President & Self-Advocate Mentor
-Charlene Barney, Office Assistant & Self-Advocate Mentor
-Krystian Shaw, Reporter & Publisher at The Kamloops Self Advocate
-Conrad Tyrkin, BCPF Secretary & Youth Ambassador
We hope you’ll join us!
This presentation is for people in British Columbia who want to respectfully learn online on Zoom about self-advocacy from people on this panel of speakers.


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