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By Below the Radar and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Rabia Khedr, an activist, consultant, former Human Rights Commissioner and motivational speaker who ‘wears many hijabs,’ joins Al Etmanski for this Power of Disability conversation. They discuss Rabia’s advocacy and policy work within the disability community and the Muslim community; bringing a disability benefit, or basic income, to Canada; as well as the vital importance of having people disabled folks driving systems change. Rabia speaks to the significance of having what she calls a ‘hyphenated identity’ and how disability is just one facet of people's varied and intersecting experiences and identities. She shares with Al how she is working with the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities to connect people to Disability Justice principles through spirituality and culture. She also sheds light on what she means when she says, “Being blind, I see things differently.” “The range of disabilities, of lived experience, needs to be reflected in the journey — at the table, making the decisions, leading the work.” - Rabia Khedr Read the full transcript of this episode: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/community-engagement/Below-the-Radar/transcripts/rabia-khedr/ Resources: — Rabia Khedr consulting: http://www.diversityworx.com/index.php/consultant-profile/rabia-khedr — Rabia Khedr on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RabiaKhedr — COVID-19 Canadian Muslim Task Force: https://www.cmcovidtf.com/ — DEEN Support Services: https://deensupportservices.ca/ — Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities: https://camd.ca/ — Disability and Islam journal (forthcoming) — Al Etmanski’s website: www.aletmanski.com — The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World: https://aletmanski.com/books/