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International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 9:40am
The Disability Advocacy Cultural Association (DACA) will be holding a press conference on the recognition of International Day of Person with Disabilities.

There will be a number of people speaking at the press conference from Portland State and the surrounding community, including PSU President Wim Wiewal.

People with disabilities, health professionals, community health workers, social service providers, and allies from diverse communities are welcome! The location is mobility device accessible. ASL, Large Print, & Braille will be provided upon request. For other accommodations, please contact the DACA office at 503-725-5664 or by email at by Mon, 10am, December 1, 2008.

When: December 3, 2008
Where: Multicultural Center, Rm 228 Smith Memorial Student Union
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

For more information, contact Donna Harris at or 503-725-4949.


The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by General Assembly in 1982. The official title of the Day was changed from International Day of Disabled Persons to International Day of Persons with Disabilities by General Assembly resolution 62/127 on 18 December 2007.