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Accessibility policy and commitment

The "Whose Security? Our Security! Countering the National Security Agenda" forum will be taking place in various rooms in Concordia Univeristy.

The People’s Commission Network actively strives to create an accessible event. We aim to avoid replicating the barriers in society that exclude and marginalize people. Consistent with our principles, we organize the Forum in a way which attempts to challenge exclusions deriving from the main forms of social oppression.

Concretely, our current measures to create an accessible event include:

  • providing free childcare;
  • making the event safe for and welcoming to children and their parents;
  • providing translation between English and French;
  • free admission;
  • ensuring that the meal space, as well as the rooms in which the panels, plenaries, and majority of the workshops will take place are accessible to wheel-chairs, strollers and to people with limited mobility, even on higher floors;
  • guaranteeing that vegetarian food will be offerred and that all dishes containing nuts will be clearly identified;
  • a policy of zero tolerance for racist, sexist, homophobic and other oppressive behaviors;
  • and, attempting to accommodate specific requests relating to access communicated in advance.

Where access depends on the behavior of other participants, we will take steps to communicate and enforce access guidelines, and ask that Forum participants do the same. A team of resource-people will also be available at the Forum site in order to make the accessibility known and to intervene in difficult situations.

Media Policy: Only pre-authorized community media will be permitted to film, take photographs, and make recordings during the Forum. In addition, these medias will only have access to panels, and not to working groups. All those who do not want to be filmed or photographed will have the opportunity to make this known at the start of each panel.

All of our attempts to equalize access are made within the limits of current resources and therefore may not be perfect. However, we welcome suggestions for improvement and will do our best to implement these.

Finding your way around

Finding your way around

All events will take place at Concordia University, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, near Guy-Concordia metro.

The People's Commission Network is a working group of QPIRG-Concordia 514.848.7585

Contact the People's Commission Network: QPIRG Concordia - Peoples's Commission Network c/o Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

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