Community Events

Celebrating 30 Years of Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities and Ten Years to Ratification of the Convention for Rights for Persons with Disabilities in Israel

Sunday December 4, 2022, 11:00 Eastern Standard Time/ Israel Time 18:00

  • Mandy (Amanda) Leighton Bellichach, Bizchut Chair of the Board: “Opening remarks.”
  • David Lepofsky, Canadian Lawyer, Law Professor and Disability Advocate: “Legislating for Social Change.”
  • Prof. Arlene Kanter, Founder and Director of the College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP): “The Right to Legal Capacity and Supported Decision-Making in Israel.”
  • Ari Ne’eman, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School Project on Disability: “Disability Rights and Community Living.”
  • Adv. Neta Dagan, Executive Director Bizchut: “Bizchut: 30 Years & Beyond!”
  • Questions and/or Comments from the Audience & Conclusion

Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities is the leading and longest running human rights organization that is devoted to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Israel. Bizchut ensures that all persons with disabilities, especially the needs of more vulnerable, marginalized communities, and those with more complex disability issues receive representation. Bizchut’s wide agenda leads to a broad target audience – persons with disabilities and family members, disability organizations, professionals, civil servants, and government officials. Bizchut works both from the top down and from the bottom up, monitoring and challenging discriminatory policy and taking action that directly impacts on the lives of individuals with disabilities.