Content Note: This pst discusses murder and filicide
Autistics United Canada will be hosting a virtual vigil for the 10th annual Disability Day of Mourning (DDOM)
DDOM is held every year on March 1st, 2022 to commemorate people with disabilities who were unjustly murdered by their families or caregivers. We honour and celebrate the lives of those taken from us too soon and pay our respects to our disabled kin whose deaths we know of and the many others that have been lost without record.
The vigil will include several speeches by the disabled community, a reading of the victim's names and a moment of silence.
This event will be held via Zoom Videoconferencing
Attendees who register will receive Zoom join-in information within 24 hours of the event
We will also be livestreaming on YouTube. We post the link on our Facebook (@AutisticsUnitedCA) and Twitter (@AutisticsUnited) accounts
Time and Date:
Date: Tuesday, March 1st 2022 Time: 1:30 Pacific Time/4:30 Eastern Time
1:30-1:50: Housekeeping and Opening Remarks 1:50-1:55: Break 1:55-2:10: Speeches (15 minutes-2 speakers) 2:10-2:20: Break (10 minutes) 2:20-2:30: Reading list of names and slideshow 2:30: Moment of Silence2:31-2:35: Break (4 minutes) 2:35-2:50: Speeches (15 minutes-2 speakers) 2:50-3:00: Closing remarks (10 minutes)
After the event, attendees are welcome to stick around for about 30 minutes for additional peer support and to debrief.
Current as of January 16th. Updates to accessiblity information will be posted here or Facebook event page.
1. CART (live captioning) has been requested for the event. There will be a StreamText link
2. We are in the process of booking ASL interpreters for the event
3. We will be live-streaming to YouTube alongside hosting the vigil via Zoom. It is best to register for Zoom for ASL and CART
4. There will be at least one emotional support volunteer that provides one-on-one emotional support in the Zoom breakout rooms
Please let us know if you have any additional accessibility requests by February 21st, 2022 so we can do our best to accommodate you. We will also try to accommodate any last-minute access need requests