Accessibility, Visibility and Privacy: What are some ways we navigate access needs in our public and private lives?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
What does accessibility mean to you? For us? And who decides? Should we consider accessibility discourse iin relation to either systems and structure design, health care and social services, or social justice rights advocacy? Are universal access and universal design complementary perspectives? This public conversation will consider the broad range of challenges and opportunities that relate to accessibility advocacy. What is our understanding of accessibility and how do we build upon it?
Guests: Gift Tshuma, Aimee Louw
Moderator: Abby Lippman is a longtime feminist activist with special interests in women's health and women's health policies. Now a professor emerita, she has one foot still based in academia (specifically at McGill and Concordia Universities) and the other, the foot she favors, remains firmly planted in social justice and reproductive activism with diverse community groups in Montreal and beyond its borders.
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