Send Kim to Summer School

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Hi my name is Kim and I am a PhD student in Critical Disability Studies, I'm also a disability rights activist and blogger.  I am hoping to attend the International Disability Law Summer School in Galway, Ireland (June 18-22). Unfortunately, the costs are prohibitive and I cannot afford to do this on my own.

I am hoping you will help me access this opportunity as it will greatly benefit not only my education but will also assist me in my activism and writing.

The deadline to qualify for the early bird fees for the program is March 16. I have budgeted for the larger fee because I would need to raise at least $3000 before then to feel that I will be able to make up the rest in time.

I am also applying for a $1000 grant through my university. In the unlikely but happy event that I raise more than the $5500 through this campaign and through grants, any additional funds will be used towards expenses relating to my PhD.

I have itemized expected expenses below. I thank you for your consideration and support.


Return Airfare to Ireland $1500

School Fees $ 560-620 (Depending on whether I register before the early bird pricing)

Return Travel from the Airport to Galway $80

Accommodations $1300

Travel Insurance $300

Food $500

Transportation within Galway $300

Phone & Internet $150

Miscellaneous (GoFundMe fees, taxes, exchange rate fees, etc) $750

If I am not fortunate enough to reach my goal, any funds collected will be redirected towards my studies here in Canada.
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to post a quick update to let you all know that I was successful in getting the $1000 travel grant from York University so the actual total of money raised is higher than currently reflected.

As part of the requirement for applying for the grant money, I had to enrol in the summer school.

As of the posting of this update, I still need to raise over $2000 to make this trip a reality.

Thank you so much to everyone who has already contributed to help me so far. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all after I return.
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