Disability in Sierra Leone & Haiti: new location

Disability in Sierra Leone & Haiti: new location

Presentation on June 25, 1-3pm, in Green A, Research Commons, Allen Library: Disability in Sierra Leone & Haiti

We invite you to attend a presentation titled “Disability in Sierra Leone & Haiti” sponsored by the Disability Studies Program and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Tues. June 25, 1-3 pm. Room Green A, Research Commons, Allen Library.

Speakers:

Abs Dumbuya, Sierra Leone: Dr. Dumbuya is Executive Director of the Dorothy Springer Trust whose mission “is to advance the prospects of disabled people in Sierra Leone through education and vocational training, with a focus on Information, Communication and Technology.”

June Hanks, Haiti: Dr. Hanks is Director of the Medical Teams International Haiti Advantage Program located in Les Cayes, Haiti, the only full-time, professionally staffed program providing physical rehabilitation and prosthetic & orthotics services in southern Haiti.

Topic:

Speakers will discuss disability and the lived experience of people with disabilities in Sierra Leone and Haiti, will highlight national and local level initiatives related to disability, and will discuss ongoing needs for services, supports, and advocacy in these low- resourced settings.