The Story of a Civil Rights Movement

Contributed by Vania Huang Less than 50 years ago, the doors to basic human rights were closed to many members of our community who lived their lives in institutions – whose voices were muffled by the walls of segregation and for whom freedom has been so tirelessly fought. The People First Movement began with a group of parents who decided to take action because they believed in the right of their children to marry, to vote, to work, and to...

Advocating For Human Rights Needs to Continue: Barb Goode Talks About the Importance of the Eve Decision

Contributed by Vania Huang This video was produced by the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and the University of British Columbia. Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration of women around the world and to honour the ones who have worked toward equal rights for all, we would like to introduce you to one very inspiring woman – Barb Goode. Barb is a self advocate leader and disability rights activist who had a very important role to play in the Eve...

Still Rockin’– The posAbilities House Band

Contributed by Gabriela Torres  Every Friday Morning from 10:30am-12:30pm the sound proof room allocated to posAbilities at Suna Studios blares with the sound of music and buzzes with positive energy. Back in May, we introduced you to the posAbilities House Band, a group of extremely creative and talented individuals who dance, sing and march to the beat of their own drum. Recently, we reconnected with team members, Dave and Seth who help facilitate the jam sessions at Suna Studios. Because...

Autism 30 Podcast features posAbilities

Contributed by: Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement This province is blessed with a strong culture of family led innovation and advocacy that has significantly improved the lives of people with disabilities. For the month of April, we are shining a spotlight on just a few of the amazing families that are making a difference in the world of autism. Take for example Tallie and her partner, who have created Autism 30, a web-based channel designed to promote podcasts about...

The Jake Report – Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture at the Queer Arts Festival

In this video, Jake chats with Emma Kivisild (a.k.a. Lizard Jones) who is the Artistic Director at Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. Emma talks about her performance art “Kiss & Tell” that is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Queer Arts Festival, the passing and legacy of Geoff McMurchy, and the future of Kickstart. Visit https://www.facebook.com/KickstartDis… for more information about Kickstart.