Watch the webinar of the C.A.R.P Panel including Black Community; LBGTQ+, Accessibility Title: INCLUSION & ACCESSIBILITY – What does it mean to you? Hosted by Ron Swan, Chair, C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia Chapter
Our Panel is represented by Cecil Wright, a member and leader in the Nova Scotia Black Community; Cecil will share his experience growing up in and outside of the black community and what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him;
Dr. Jacquie Gahagan, Ph.D. (she/they/them) is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University where they teach in the BSc and MA Health Promotion programs. Jacquie will speak to the housing challenges facing older members of LBGTQ+ Community in Nova Scotia;
Gerry Post, an advocate for persons with disabilities who worked to improve the province’s Accessibility Act, and the first executive director of the Accessibility Directorate. Gerry will talk about the challenges and opportunities for Nova Scotia as we strive to reach our goal of being accessible to people of all abilities by 2030.
The Panel of Community leaders will speak to the challenges ahead for Nova Scotia as we move towards a more inclusive and accessible Province. C.A.R.P. NS wants the insight and experiences of its Members and older Nova Scotians. Most of us grew up in a generation when inclusion and accessibility were not part of the conversation. We are striving towards a Society where we are all considered equal. Movements like “Black Lives Matter”, LGBTQ+ Rights and Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Legislation will help make a difference.
Hosted by Ron Swan, Chair, C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia Chapter