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Richard Sherring, of CUPE’s National Persons with Disabilities Working Group, got his Breaking Barriers award certificate at the group’s recent meeting in New Brunswick.  

NEB member Frank Mentes handed Sherring the Canadian Association of Labour Media award certificate, which recognizes the video “Challenging Attitudes: Disabilities, Discrimination and Doing Something About It.”  While members of the working group all participated in the video, Sherring contributed his production expertise as well.

“Anyone who watches this fascinating, thoughtful and at times, moving video will learn a lot about disabilities in the workplaces and why it is so important to honour everyone’s right to employment without discrimination,” said CALM judge and former CBC journalist Bruce Wark, who teaches at King’s College University.  “The video also illustrates the crucial importance of listening to people with disabilities.”

CALM holds a yearly education conference with awards to labour media activists for outstanding work.  This year’s event will be May 22-24 in Toronto.