WHAT: A discussion on disability policy, activism, and justice with MP Leah Gazan, Karina Cardona, Dr. Michael Prince, and Allen Mankewich.
WHEN: August 12th @ 6:30 pm CDT
WHERE: The webinar will take place on Zoom and will be available live on YouTube (Leah Gazan, MP for Winnipeg Centre)
HOW-TO REGISTER: Enter your information in the 'Will you come' box and click 'Send RSVP'. You will be sent a link to the webinar. If you have any issues accessing the event email: Leah.Gazan@parl.gc.ca
Title of event: A Discussion on Disability Policy, Activism, and Justice with MP Leah Gazan, Karina Cardona, Dr. Michael Prince & Allen Mankewich
Registration and viewing details: Register: leahgazan.ca/events AND Live on Youtube
Date: August 12th at 6:30 pm CDT
Karina is a community activist, educator, mobility researcher and artist. She arrived in Canada as a child refugee and acquired a spinal cord injury in her teens. Having lived with disability for 25 years, Karina shares her life experiences to help build understanding towards an inclusive society. Karina and her partner relocated from Winkler to Winnipeg during the COVID-19 response
Teaches social policy and public health at the University of Victoria in BC. Active in the disability movement for over 25 years, he is currently on the social policy committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and a member of the COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group created in April, by Minister Qualtrough. He is also the board chair of Community Living BC, a provincial crown corporation that funds supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities as well as individuals who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Author of the books Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada (2009) and Struggling for Social Citizenship: Disabled Canadians, Income Security, and Prime Ministerial Eras (2016).
Allen has a wide range of experience working on disability policy in the public and non-profit sectors, and has served on several community advisory committees and boards of directors. Allen is a resident of Winnipeg Centre.