Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 PM
In this talk, three civil society members of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) will discuss the role of these organizations in their country contexts. The panelists will offer their perspectives on both domestic and international disability frames and policies, in addition to the obstacles of representation and inclusion within mainstream platforms of civil society.
Kolesova is the director of the Association of
the Disabled in Ukraine and a member of the Ukraine National Paralympic
Wheelchair Dance Team. She is also pursuing a M.S. degree on Teaching and Curriculum in the School
Jason P. Harris
Jason P. Harris is the
founder of the non-profit organization Jason’s Connection
, which promotes
inclusion and equality for individuals with disabilities, mental health and
diverse abilities and needs. He serves as a Reseach associate at the Burton
Blatt Institute (BBI).
Xuehong Wang has worked with
many DPOs in China, the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Malaysia. From 2015-2018,
Xuehong worked for the Handicap International Federation Beijing Office. She is
studying international human rights law and disability in the College of Law.
Turdiev, PhD student at School of Education, Syracuse University
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided.
For more information, please contact Shauna Soljour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Burton Blatt Institute’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach.