In 2015, as part of the End Poverty Edmonton (EPE) strategy as Road Map action #5, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) initiated the YEG Dignity Campaign as an effort to break the stigmatization of poverty and get the community talking about poverty with compassion.
YEG Dignity 2018 aims to highlight the intersectionality of lived experiences of the community living with disabilities in and around Edmonton. This initiative is an effort to amplify the voice of people with disability and their daily struggle to end poverty and be included in Edmonton allowing the able bodied community to understand the privileges of ableism and be aware of the systemic barriers. These conversations and shared realities will increase consciousness of the wider community of the concept of inclusivity and accessibility in public and private spheres. Research proves that persons with disability are at high risk of social isolation/social exclusion.
All those interested are encouraged to attend the YEG Dignity 2018 events.
Dignity and Disability: Foundations for Students
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The YEG Dignity Campaign is more than just an event, it is a sustained engagement in our city to challenge people and will produce outcomes which live beyond the campaign. It aims to stimulate collective discourse and action on human rights.
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