Alastair McEwinAustralian disability discrimination commissioner, Alastair McEwin, will make two free public appearances on the UWindsor campus Monday, January 15.

Public events to offer Australian approaches to building inclusive communities

UWindsor audiences will have the opportunity to engage with Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner during two free public appearances on campus Monday, January 15.

Alastair McEwin, a member of the deaf community, will deliver his lecture “Disability Rights in Australia: Progress over the last 25 years?” at noon in the Farmer Conference Room, Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building. The event will feature a lunch and a question-and-answer session.

McEwin will also participate in a panel discussion entitled “Global Struggles: Working towards Realizing Disability Rights in Canada, Australia and the US,” alongside:

  • Law professor Laverne Jacobs, founding director of the Law, Disability, and Social Change Project;
  • Mark Cody, legal director of the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service; and
  • Arlene Dodge, staff lawyer at Legal Assistance of Windsor and a member of Walpole Island First Nation.

This event will run 5 to 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s second-floor boardroom.

To attend either event, RSVP online by January 11.

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