Shannon Lecture #3: On the Cutting Edge: Disabled Canadians and Rights Acquisition with Dr. Nancy Hansen of the University of Manitoba

October 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Cost:Free
Audience:Anyone

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Nancy Hansen standing with crutches

On the Cutting Edge: Disabled Canadians and Rights Acquisition

with Dr. Nancy Hansen
Disability Studies
University of Manitoba

 

Abstract

The Quest for Equality: Are We There Yet? . . .No

For decades now disabled Canadians have been at the forefront directly involved in human rights acquisition for disabled people at the national and international level. This presentation traces  the historical shift in the disability rights landscape from recipients of charity moving to social justice, citizenship rights advocates and activism. The worth, security and value of these rights in the midst of a pandemic is explored in the process.

Speaker Bio

Nancy Hansen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests include: disability in spaces of culture education, history, literacy, employment, healthcare and conflict. She is co-editor of the Routledge History of Disability and Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader.  Nancy has contributed to various international academic journals.