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Beyond Beijing+25

26 February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join DAWN Canada on February 26 , 2021 at 9 am Eastern Standard Time for a virtual public engagement called Beyond Beijing +25: an intersectional approach to engaging civil society on girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks with disabilities.

In this discussion we will analyze how systemic oppressions (ableism, racism, colonialism, sexism, heteropatriarchy and other system of oppression) shape the lives of Indigenous, racialized, rural, and gender diverse girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks with disabilities. This conversation is meant to centre the margins: those living at the intersection of multiple oppressions.

DAWN Canada will be joined by a group of esteemed international panelists who will speak from their lived-experiences of systemic oppressions as well as share their visions for solutions to address societal oppressions and barriers from an intersectional perspective.


Confirmed panelists:

Nidhi Goyal, disability justice activist and co-founder of Rising Flame, India

Mildred Omino, Gender and Disability Rights activist who advocates for the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and women with disabilities, Kenya

Sarah Jama, Social Justice activist and co-Founder Disability Justice Network of Ontario, Canada

Ravyn Wngz, African, Bermudian, Mohawk, 2Spirit, queer transcendent individual and member of the Toronto Black Lives Matter (BLM-TO) Steering Committee

Moderated by : Nelly Bassily, Director of Youth Initiatives and International Relations at DAWN Canada.

The panel will be given in English with English CART Captioning and ASL interpretation, for all other language and accessibility needs, please fill out the registration form.


26 February 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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