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Fri, Jun 03


Virtual Speakers Panel: The Intersections of Disability


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Virtual Speakers Panel: The Intersections of Disability
Virtual Speakers Panel: The Intersections of Disability

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2022, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM ADT


About the event

Our lives are complex and multifaceted. Each of us identify as members of many communities, and our experiences are shaped by the interactions – or intersections – of these parts of our life. This panel will explore the experiences of people with disabilities who identify as belonging to other equity-seeking communities such as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Two Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and other sexual identities. Join us to hear first voice discussion on the issue of diversity within the disabled community.

Moderator: Ayo Aladejebi, Director of Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission


Leslie Daye: After being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I retired from work after 23 years of employment with the Government of Canada.  Both on the Provincial and Federal level. I have always had a passion for Employment Equity. Life is a Journey not a Destination.

Lux Habrich: (始娜) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, arts facilitator and support worker of mixed Chinese and German heritage, practicing in Kjipuktuk. Committed to developing inclusive creative platforms, and reimagining cultural futures – Lux externalizes intense internal grievances, to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to allow for shared moments of compassion and insight.  

Heidi Gallant: From Annapolis County Nova Scotia, Heidi identifies as a person with a disability and a member of the 2SLGBTQ community. She enjoys nature and photography. Heidi has always found herself advocating for herself and her peers, regardless of perceived abilities. Heidi likes to refer to her disability as nothing more than a ‘setback’ that may alter her path but will never stop her from achieving the things she wants in life and challenging the barriers society places in her way.

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