This year’s conference (2021) is dedicated to Dr. Marcia Rioux
Link to Video forthcoming on the day of the conference…
CDSSA has elected to honour distinguished and remarkable contributions to the field of Critical Disability Studies, the conference will select a person, persons, or organization that has developed and enriched the field.
This year, we are pleased to announce that the inaugural annual dedicatee will be Dr. Marcia Rioux. She was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Critical Disability Studies at York University. Her work will be celebrated for her contributions to enacting disability at a Celebration of her work on April 21.
Dr. Marcia Rioux’s career embodies disability justice by prioritizing the advance of the rights of persons with disability. She is a legal scholar with a comprehensive understanding of community based participatory research especially with respect to human rights, health and social justice, and particularly international disability rights. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Rioux is the founder and Director of Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI). This is a multi-year series of projects to monitor disability rights nationally and internationally.
She is currently working on Handbook of Disability: Critical Thought, Human Rights and Social Change in a Globalizing World. The Handbook maps the terrain of disability the world over by providing an overview of issues, concerns and developments in the domains of advocacy, education, medicine, law, policy, research, disaster management, development, economics, employment, science,technology, history, culture, and society. She has edited a number of collected volumes and more than 70 book chapters and articles on disability rights.
Finally, as a person, Marcia is wonderfully kind,compassionate, and supportive to her colleagues and students. She is an enormously powerful force for good in the world!
David Dyer Lawson, PhD Student
|Dr. Cameron Crawford||Marcia’s early work.
British ColumbiaStudying with Marcia
|Dr. Geoffrey Reaume||Marcia’s work to establish CDS at York
Marcia as a colleague
|Cindy Jiang, PhD Student||CDSSA perspective|
|Cam Wells, Disability Journalist||Overview of interviews over the years.|
|Monica Ackermann, MA||Studying with Marcia MA – early on in the programme.
Working and traveling with Marcia for DRPI
|Douglas Waxman, PhD Student||Studying with Marcia|
|Dr. Tammy Bernasky||Studying with Marcia
Working, traveling with Marcia for DRPI
|Dr. Alexis Buettgen||Studying with Marcia|
|Dr. Jutta Treviranus||Working with Marcia on joint IDRC and IDI projects|
|Sukaina Dada, PhD Student||Handbook of Disability: Critical Thought, Human Rights and Social Change in a Globalizing World.|
|Dr. Emile Tompa||CRWDP/DWC|
|Anne Jackson, PhD Student||Studying with Marcia
Working on DRPI
|Sean Wiltshire, Disability Employment Expert||Working and traveling with Marcia for DRPI|
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