Learn About Disability Justice With The Aurora Foundation

April 19, 2012

The Aurora Foundation will host a special event about disability justice and emerging discourses, to coincide with Law Day on May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maynards Drawing Room, 400 North Toole Avenue.

Aurora is Southern Arizona’s leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of disabled women, to building mutually supportive and inclusive communities and to advancing disability justice.

“This event will increase awareness about the current conditions of disability rights and disability justice for disabled women,” said Dr. Stephanie A. Parker, president and founder of The Aurora Foundation. “Peri Jude Radecic’s keynote address and the discussion that follows will raise new ideas for how we rethink disability rights and take action to further disability justice.”

The evening is part of Aurora’s Disability Justice and Emerging Discourses Program, which is an expression of Aurora’s vision for our nation to experience an ‘outbreak’ of disability justice.

The program addresses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its affects on the social, political, economic, and cultural well being of people, especially women, with disabilities. It will focus on the ADA’s strengths and limitations as legislation for a (continuing) marginalized group, plus review how ADA affects or fails to affect disability justice.

The May 1 event benefits The Aurora Foundation’s Lifelong Learning Classes for Women with Disabilities. Tickets are $50 and include hearty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, discussion and special presentation by Peri Jude Radecic. Tickets may be bought online here or ordered by contacting The Aurora Foundation 520.989.0664 or via email.

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