Panel Discussion: Accessibility, Disability and Resisting Austerity

Panel Discussion: Accessibility, Disability and Resisting Austerity
Thursday, May 8, 6:30pm
at the CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle
(métro Lionel-Groulx)
Austerity is global. So is our resistance!
Speakers include:
– Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against the Cuts, United Kingdom (DPAC)
– John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Toronto (OCAP)
– Laurence Parent, Regroupement d’activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ)
Free. Welcome to all!
Free childcare on-site.
Whisper translation (English-French, French-English).
There will be ASL and LSQ interpretation for this event.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. The accessible entrance, with ramp, is at 2520 rue Lionel-Groulx, just after the parking lot. Please ring the doorbell if the door is closed. Please get in touch with any accessibility needs (
About DPAC: “Disabled People Against Cuts was formed by a group of disabled people after the first mass protest against the austerity cuts and their impact on disabled people held in Birmingham, England. DPAC is for everyone who believes that disabled people should have full human rights and equality. It is for everyone who refuses to stay silent about the injustices delivered by wealthy politicians on ordinary people and their lives.” Info:
About OCAP: “The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against welfare and ODSP, public housing and others who deny poor people what they are entitled to. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves.” Info:
About  RAPLIQ: “The Regroupement des activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ) is an organization that advocates for the defense of the rights of people with disabilities, was founded in December 2009. It leads the fight to eradicate all forms of discrimination experienced on a regular basis and it promotes full inclusion.” Info:
Organized and supported by:  Comité d’action solidaire contre l’austerité – CASA, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill, RAPLIQ, Mouvement Action Chômage (MAC) (to endorse this event, please contact
For more information:
QPIRG Concordia

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