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December 3rd was first proclaimed International Day of People with Disabilities in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. Annual recognition of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.

Movie Screening: The Sound of Metal (R)
Friday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Watch this award-winning film from the comfort of your home. Simply register and we’ll send you think link on Friday, December 3 so you can watch it any time that day.

In Conversation with Author Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Friday, December 3, 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for an evening with award-winning author Dorothy Ellen Palmer, a disabled senior writer, mom of two, retired English/Drama teacher (Ajax High), improv coach and union activist. Her adoption-disability memoir, Falling for Myself (Wolsak and Wynn, 2019), was acclaimed by The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Quill & Quire. Her fiction and nonfiction appear regularly in literary and disability anthologies and journals, including Reader’s Digest, Refuse, This Magazine, Canthius and many more. This program will be offered with closed captioning and ASL.