MAY 14, 2015 - Book Launch: Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre presents:

“Book Launch: Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives”

Thursday, May 24, 2015
7 pm
Octopus Books Centretown
251 Bank Street, 2nd floor
Presentation in English.

Abstract:

The book underscores how both physical and attitudinal barriers by educators, employers and service providers complicate the lives of disabled people. The book places a particular focus on the importance of political economy and the changes to the labour market for understanding the marginalization and oppression of people with disabilities. By melding socio-legal approaches with insights from feminist, critical race, and queer legal theory, authors Ravi Malhotra and Morgan Rowe ask if we need to reconsider the social model of disablement, and propose avenues for inclusive legal reform.

Speakers:

  • Ravi Malhotra, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Morgan Rowe, Associate lawyer at Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP

Partner organization:

  • Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP.

Book Launch Poster

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