The Disabilities and Human Rights group, in partnership with Kitchener Public Library and the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region, is proud to present I Am Not Invisible, a panel discussion to shine the light on the living experience of young people with invisible disabilities, their challenges, successes, and accomplishments.
What: I am not Invisible: See Me, Hear Me
Where: Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch, Auditorium
When: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
About one in four Ontarians live with a disability and face various types of accessibility challenges in their every day life (Government of Ontario, 2019)
Globally 1 in 7 of us live with a disability. And of those, 80% are invisible. That is 1 billion people who are living with a non-visible disability. (Hidden Disabilities)
Join this important discussion!
About the Disability and Human Rights Group
The Disability and Human Rights (DHR) Group is a forum for educating, raising awareness and advocating for meaningful change.
Do you have an invisible disability? Are you an ally? Join our voices for greater accessibility.
Find more information about the DHR at http://www.waterlooregion.org/disabilities-and-human-rights or email email@example.com.
Media contact: Charles Nichols <firstname.lastname@example.org>
December 3rd, 2022 United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities:
Not all Disabilities are Visible (theme 2022)
In 1992 the United Nations proclaimed December 3 as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Celebrated on December 3 around the world, IDPD mobilizes support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities, promotes awareness-raising about disability issues and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to support IDPD by collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities to arrange events and activities.