Launch of Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader

When:
October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-10-12T19:00:00-05:00
2018-10-12T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
McNally Robinson Booksellers
4000-1120 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
McNally Robinson Booksellers
(204) 475-0483
McNally Robinson Booksellers & Canadian Scholars Press
are pleased to present
Nancy Hansen, Roy Hanes, & Diane Driedger
launching
Untold Stories
A Canadian Disability History Reader
Friday, Oct. 12 @ 7:00 pm
Grant Park Atrium

 

This volume, co-edited by Nancy HansenRoy Hanes and Diane Driedger, tells the history of disabled people in Canada from Confederation to the present. For the first time, one volume brings together the history of a group of people that have often been invisible in Canada’s history.

Nancy Hansen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Nancy is a former member of the Member CAUT Working Group Academics with Disabilities and Equity Committee, former President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association. She received an Einstein research fellowship examining Disability Studies and the Legacy of Nazi Eugenics. Nancy is co-editor of the Routledge History of Disability.

Roy Hanes, MSW, PhD. is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Carleton University. Roy developed the first critical disability social work course in Canada and he played a pivotal role in the establishment of Persons with Disabilities Caucus of the Canadian Association Schools of Social Work and he was one of the founding members of the Canadian Disability Studies Association. Key research and teaching interests include Disability histories, social construction of disability, disability and immigration policy, disability rights and social justice.

Diane Driedger is Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. She has published six books on disability. She is also author of two books of poetry, and is a visual artist. In 2009, she was awarded the inaugural Tanis Doe Award for Disability Study and Culture by the Canadian Disability Studies Association. Diane has been involved in the disability rights movement in Canada and internationally for over 30 years.