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A new symbol of access: How a social movement is changing the wheelchair icon

October 19, 2016 — 
A new icon?

A new icon?

In 2010, graffiti artist and philosophy professor Brian Glenney and his colleague started a guerilla movement to change the wheelchair icon used in most of the world.

On Oct. 21, 2016, Glenney, a professor of philosophy at Norwich University, will deliver a public lecture about this social movement: The Accessible Icon Project, and he will argue why this movement, which began in Boston, Mass., should be adopted around the world.

The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba is hosting Glenney’s lecture.

What: “A New Symbol of Access: How the guerrilla movement to change the wheelchair icon hit the mainstream, and why we need to adopt it everywhere.” A free, public lecture.
Who: Brian Glenney, Professor of philosophy at Norwich University
When: Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg

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