Absent Citizens No More: Advancing Disability Justice in Canada

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 16:00to18:00
Billiards Room, Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 4 p.m.
This event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

What does it mean to centre disability justice in Canadian politics? While disability issues have been marginalized from the political landscape for several decades, renewed activism is forcing Canadians to take stock of disability experience, and of the ableist features of our society and institutions.

Drawing on current examples, this talk makes a case for thinking anew about the disruptive potential of disability justice, and shifting the gaze from liberal models of inclusion.

Michael Orsini is a professor in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, where he specializes in critical approaches to the study of public policy. He currently holds the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and reception. The event will also be livestreamed via Youtube at the link below. Please note that it is not necessary to register in order to watch the livestream.

Livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdrNmMPv7Ig

McGill Faculty Club is accessible by a main staired entrance or a ramped entrance in the back. The Billiards Room is located on the third floor, which can be accessed by an elevator.

Masks are strongly encouraged for this event.

If you have any questions or specific accommodation requests, please email misc.iecm [at] mcgill.ca.

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