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posted by Brad Evoy in on sept. 25, 2014 - View profile


Austerity and Disability: The Impacts of Cuts and Restructuring on Disabled People

A DisOrientation 2014 Event

- 9:00pm
Mardi Septembre 30 2014

Venue: Innis College, rm 312
Address: 2 Sussex Avenue
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: YES

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Particularly since the 2007/2008 financial crisis, disability-related funding and support programs have been drastically restructured, dwindled, and/or disappeared, making it increasingly difficult for disabled people, both on and off campus, to access the supports they need. Disability activists discuss these changes, the impacts these changes have on disabled people, and how communities are fighting back. Panelists will discuss austerity measures and program restructuring in the areas of mental health, learning disabilities, and programs such as the Bursary for Students with Disabilities and the Ontario Disability Support Program which have had violent impacts on many disabled students.

Note: This event will have ASL and live captioning.

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Brad Evoy is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, blogger, writer, commentator, and sometimes firebrand. He has served as one of the Summer Membership and Admin. Coordinators for the Toronto Media Co-op and in the past has written for various other publications. Meanwhile, as an organizer, he's associated with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Toronto) and Scientists for the Right to Know, along with past associations with various student organizations in two provinces.

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