Lunch Hour Speaker Series
A virtual speaker series profiling talented speakers covering topics in accessibility and anti-racism.
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Free Noon Sessions
Grab your lunch and sit back to learn from a number of incredible speakers, touching on topics under accessibility and anti-racism. The free sessions are perfect for anyone in education, culture or service industries like libraries, nature centers, galleries and more.
Registration is free but required. A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent the morning of the presentation. Save your spot at 604-592-6956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rolling in Life With a Physical Disability
January 26 | Noon to 1pm
This informative presentation illustrates what it is like to be a young man with a physical disability. Nathan Shipley covers everything from innovative adaptive equipment to the struggles for individuals and families. Always willing to help and with a passion for advocating for those with physical disabilities, Nathan shares his lived experience with a goal to stimulate conversation and bring much needed awareness to the challenges faced by many.
Nathan will discuss:
- What independence looked like for me and everything I had to organize to gain it
- Customized equipment I needed so I could be included in activities
- Importance of accessibility
- My journey after high school to now
Wednesday, February 9 | Noon to 1pm
Join Kearie Daniel as she describes microaggressions, their impacts and how to work through these uncomfortable situations. Participants will learn what a microaggression is, their affects on racialized individuals and how to address these comments.
Kearie Daniel is a consultant at KAMA Communications, where she focuses on equity, anti-oppression and driven by an anti-Black racism lens.
Being Brown: Experiences of Generations
Wednesday, February 23 | Noon to 1pm
Join a multi-generational panel where each speaker will share their personal lived experiences as South Asian women in BC.
- Navroop Kaur Basra Navroop Kaur Basra is a 14 year old grade 9 student at LA Matheson Secondary School student
- Suhana Grover is also a 14 year old LA Matheson Secondary School student who will speak to “The Young Brown Community”
- Mani Fallon is Director of Operations at Aero Inc. She has over 20 years of experience in Canada’s public and private sector
- Dr. Balbir Gurm is a KPU nursing faculty member, a facilitator for the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships and part of the Management Team of the South Asian Legacy project. She is a community leader and has been advocating for equity most of her life.