laurence

Laurence Parent is a PhD student in Humanities at Concordia University. She holds a MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University and a BA in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal. She lives in Montréal and is involved within the Québec Disability Rights Movement. In 2009, she co-founded a disability rights organization called RAPLIQ which aims to eradicate discrimination based on disability. She wrote, directed and produced her first documentary film-Je me souviens: Excluded from the Montréal subway since 1966-  which has won the award of Emerging Artist at the 2010 International Disability Film Festival in Berkeley. She is currently working with Professor Kim Sawchuk on a projet called Montréal *in/accessible.
Master thesis

Je Me Souviens: The Hegemony of Stairs in the Montreal Metro

Links:

laurenceparent.wordpress.com
http://www.rapliq.org
mia.mobilities.ca

Articles:

Gender, disability and urban life in Montréal
Laurence Parent fights for dignity, advocates for change
Montrealer of the week