Image description: white text against black background with two yellow candles on either side. Text reads "Disability Day of Mourning 2021 Remembering disabled people murdered by their family and caregivers"
On March 1st, 2021, Autistics United Canada will be holding a virtual vigil for the ninth annual Disability Day of Mourning.
The International Disability Day of Mourning commemorates people with disabilities murdered by family members and caregivers. We honour and celebrates the lives of our disabled ancestors who met unjust deaths at the hands of their caretakers.
The vigil will include several speeches from the disabled community, a reading of victims' names, and a moment of silence.
***REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/DDOM2021*** Please register by Feb. 24th so we can best accommodate any accessibility requests!
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 Time: 11 am Pacific Time / 12 pm Mountain Time / 1 pm Central Time / 2 pm Eastern Time / 3 pm Atlantic Time
The event will be held via videoconferencing with Zoom. You will receive an invitation link by email within 24 hours of the event.
We are looking into livestreaming options in case we receive more registrations than we can accommodate on Zoom.
1. We have confirmed CART (live captioning) for the event. 2. We have two ASL interpreters confirmed for the event. 3. We are looking into live stream options for the event. 4. We are working on getting emotional support volunteers that can provide one-on-one support in the Zoom breakout rooms.
Please let us know your accessibility requests by February 24, 2021, so we can best accommodate you.