Shannon Lectures – On the Cutting Edge: Disabled Canadians and Rights Acquisition with Dr. Nancy Hansen
October 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
On the Cutting Edge: Disabled Canadians and Rights Acquisition
with Dr. Nancy Hansen
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.
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.