I Am Not Invisible - December 3rd 2022

Nov 10 2022

December 3rd Event "I Am Not Invisible", an open event at the Kitchener Public Library, organized by Disabilities and Human Rights Group, complements a range of activities in the three cities on December 3rd, the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This panel discussion will shine a light on the living experience of young people with invisible disabilities, their challenges, successes, and accomplishments. KPL Central Branch, at the auditorium, 1pm-2:30pm, Join this important conversation!  What: I AM NOT INVISIBLE: SEE ME, HEAR ME

Where: Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch, Auditorium

When: December 3, 2022

1 pm – 2:30 pm

About one in four Ontarians live with a disability and face various types of accessibility challenges in their every day life (Government of Ontario, 2019).

Globally 1 in 7 of us live with a disability. And of those, 80% are invisible. That is 1 billion people who are living with a non-visible disability. (Hidden Disabilities)

About the Disability and Human Rights Group
The Disability and Human Rights (DHR) Group is a forum for educating, raising awareness
and advocating for meaningful change.
Do you have an invisible disability? Are you an ally? Join our voices for greater accessibility.
Find more information about the DHR at http://www.waterlooregion.org/disabilities-and-
human-rights or email admin@waterlooregion.org.
Media contact:
Charles Nichols
Email: nicholscharlesedwin@gmail.com
In 1992 the United Nations proclaimed December 3 as the International Day for Persons
with Disabilities.
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was
proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Celebrated on
December 3 around the world, IDPD mobilizes support for critical issues relating to the
inclusion of persons with disabilities, promotes awareness-raising about disability issues
and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. UN
agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are
encouraged to support IDPD by collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities
to arrange events and activities.
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