Annual Grant Lowery Lecture: UN Conventions — Real Promises or Just Words?

Event Details

UN Conventions — Real Promises or Just Words?
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Jackman Hall, Toronto (Enter off McCaul Street)

What is the Annual Grant Lowery Lecture?
Every year, DCI-Canada hosts a lecture in honour of Grant Lowery. The purpose of these lectures is to share Grant’s passion for young people through the experiences and insights of Canada’s most talented and accomplished advocates for children’s rights.

Since its inception, the evening has developed a two-pronged reputation. First, it provides a gathering place for those interested in child rights. Each year’s audience represents a Who’s Who of the child rights community and provides this community with an opportunity to share ideas and stay connected. Second, it provides a forum for new ideas in the field of child rights. Experts like Betty Makoni, founder of the Zimbabwe Girl Child Network, Hon. James Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Senator Romeo Dallaire have provided a preview of issues and problems in the field of children’s rights that have yet to break into mainstream discussion.

This year’s event will be presented in partnership with Community Living Toronto. The focus of this year’s lecture will be centered around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in combination with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC),and how the rights of children with intellectual disabilities should be upheld.

Keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion from various perspectives on the Rights of a Child with an Intellectual Disability. Reception to follow.

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