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Disability Day of Mourning

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
New Westminster

 

Hosted by: Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) Vancouver
Date: March 1st, 2017 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: Woodlands Memorial Garden, 33 Memorial Drive, New Westminster (click for map)

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On March 1st, 2017, ASAN Vancouver will be holding a candlelit vigil for the fifth annual Disability Day of Mourning.

The International Disability Day of Mourning commemorates people with disabilities murdered by their caretakers. We honor and celebrate the lives of the victims, who have been taken away unjustly and too soon.

Woodlands Memorial Garden in New Westminster is dedicated to remembering those who died in the Woodlands Institution, which closed in 1996. It was the last and largest of B.C.'s institutions for people with developmental disabilities.

The vigil will have speeches from the disability community, a reading of victims' names, and a moment of silence.

Speakers include Sam McCulligh, autistic activist and head of the Vancouver ASAN chapter; Amythest Schaber, autistic activist, blogger, and public speaker; and Norm Kunc, disability advocate, counsellor, and presenter.

For more information please contact ASAN Vancouver via email at asanvancouver@gmail.com