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AHN Webinar-The Conditions for Change

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Fady Shanouda, Assistant Professor in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University, Ontario.


In this talk, Fady Shanouda will reflect on two research projects conducted between 2012 and 2019 about intergenerational activism. The first project, Our Histories, collected the activist histories of 13 disabled leaders in Toronto. The second project, Next to Lead, involved 25 young disabled people from the Niagara region. The projects led to asking questions about how much has changed in disabled people’s lives over the past 50 years.

The massive policy changes brought about through collective action by the first generation allowed the second to desire more. Yet, these young people are still fighting for the bare minimum: access to housing, education, and life more generally. We wondered, has too little changed? What can we learn from the past to inform our actions in the future? Unlike the past, Fady concludes that our future efforts must focus on justice and not inclusion - and not solely justice for disabled people, but all marginalized and oppressed communities in our society.

Collective, accessible, cross-movement action must be our goal.

Fady Shanouda (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University, unceded Algonquin territory.

His research focuses on access to higher education for disabled and mad students. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Fady has published articles on disability/mad-related issues in higher education, Canadian disability history, barriers to voting, the anti-fat bias in medicine and care homes, and community-based learning. Fady is committed to research that simultaneously impacts academic thought and individuals in the community.

To achieve this goal, he created and hosts the podcast Disability Saves the World, which invites activists, scholars, and artists to speak about how they envision crip/mad/thought, activism, and art can save the world.


  • 1. Accessibility Check (5 min)
  • 2. Land Acknowledgement (5 min)
  • 3. Fady Shanouda: “The Conditions for Change” (10 min)
  • 4. Questions and Answers (15 minutes)
  • 5. Brainstorm Session (15 min)
  • 6. Thanks and Credits (5 min)

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AHN Webinar-The Conditions for Change
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Event

* Registration is not required for this event.