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Disability rights advocate speaking at UOIT on March 1

On Wednesday, March 1 David Lepofsky will speak on campus about Ontario’s vibrant grassroots disability movement.
On Wednesday, March 1 David Lepofsky will speak on campus about Ontario’s vibrant grassroots disability movement.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome David Lepofsky to campus on Wednesday, March 1 as guest speaker in the Legal Studies program’s Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series.

Lepofsky is a visiting professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School and an adjunct member of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He holds three volunteer leadership roles in the disability community:

In a presentation entitled Creating a Barrier Free Ontario, Lepofsky will explore Ontario’s vibrant grassroots disability movement: its history and objectives, struggle and gains in pursuit of a barrier-free province for all persons with disabilities.

  • When: Wednesday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. (followed by a reception with light refreshments)
  • Where: 61 Charles Street Building, Room 217.

Please register online to attend.

The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series aims to strengthen ties between the university’s Legal Studies program and the legal community in Durham Region.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the Carpenters Union Local 397, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Public Lecture Series and the Faculty of Education.

Media contacts:

Patricia Pickett
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6710
patricia.pickett@uoit.ca

Jen Rinaldi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 5873
jen.rinaldi@uoit.ca

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