City of Brandon To Mark Human Rights Day With Accessibility-Themed ‘Lunch & Learn’ Event

November 27, 2017


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Development section warmly invites the public to mark Human Rights Day with them at a “Lunch and Learn” event themed around accessibility on Monday, December 11th.

Marked each year on December 10th, Human Rights Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all people of all nations. Each year, The City of Brandon works to recognize the human rights movement with a theme to frame the conversations of the day. With The Accessibility for Manitobans Act recently coming into effect, the City of Brandon views community conversations on accessibility as a valuable way to educate, develop a common language, and also develop a common practice that recognizes the needs of everyone living with disabilities. 

The City of Brandon is pleased to offer a “Lunch and Learn” opportunity to the public (pre-registration is required), featuring speakers Phillip Emmerson and Whitney Hodgins. Both Phillip and Whitney bring a unique perspective to the conversation on accessibility and will share their experiences of facing and overcoming barriers in their lives.

The Lunch and Learn event will take place on Monday, December 11th,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. within the City of Brandon Cultural Resource Centre, located at 638 Princess Avenue (East Entrance).

A print interpreter will be available at the event, and accommodations for accessibility and dietary needs are available by advance request. All those interested in attending are asked to RSVP and make any special requests for accommodation NO LATER than Wednesday, December 6th, by emailing or by phoning 204-729-2257.



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