Current Issues in Disability Rights - Boston

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For people with a disability resiliency in the day-to-day requires a bit of self-confidence that only comes with a degree of social awareness. As acceptance of the civil rights of people with disabilities broadens there is plenty to be aware of!

Human rights advocates and Disability Studies academics have placed themselves unflinchingly in the center of intellectual and political ferment of the day. Emboldened by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, regional, and national policies the disability community is making its presence felt beyond the realm of simple survival issues in the domain of government and has begun to address inclusion in market-based industries previously considered tangential such as leisure recreation and tourism. Inclusive Tourism has positioned itself at the intersection of two powerful forces -- civil rights advocacy for persons with disabilities and the imperatives of market-based economics.

If you are in the Boston area the Greater Boston Civil Rights Coalition is sponsoring an overview of the issues affecting the disability community. The program, Current Issues in Disability Rights, will be held at 14 Beacon Street on Friday, October 5, 2007 promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Current Issues in Disability Rights


Friday, October 5, 2007
9:30 a.m.
We have a full program -- Please arrive on time.

14 Beacon Street
1st floor conference room


Presenters:


Barbara Chandler
Director of Housing Projects, Adaptive Environments

Osvaldo Mondejar
Vice President of Human Resources, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Juanita Mincey
Program Disability Specialist, Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities

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