Jewelles travel funds NY Conference

$825 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 44 months

Hello Friends!

I am a PhD graduate student attending UBC-Okanagan. My research is focusing on experiences of disabled mothers in Canada. I have an amazing opportunity to present a paper at a conference in New York later this spring. As a single mom of two teenagers (one son in the autistic spectrum), money is tight.

Our university offers a once every two years competitive grant of $500--this won't even pay the cost of the flight! I was thinking that I would have to pass this opportunity up when numerous facebook friends suggested I try gofundme...so here I am. If by chance I raise more money than the goal (I'm trying to plan for a tight budget), I will put the funds into the next trip I do related to my research. 

As so many of my friends know, I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and believe strongly that part of the research is to take it out and educate people about the experiences of disabled women, especially mothers. I jump at any and every opportunity that I have to write or speak about ways that communities can create inclusive environments for diverse families.

Thank you for contributing to this opportunity!

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nearly half way there! I have enough for the plane ticket for sure now!
thank you friends!
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thank you for all the donations so far! even $10 here and there helps! This is such an incredible opportunity to speak about human rights and disability
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thank you to everyone for their donations so far! I'm very hopeful that this trip is going to happen! please share with your networks
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trying really hard to make this trip happen. speaking about the issues that disabled parents and parents of children with disabilities is so important and the conference in New York brings together a large group of scholars who have the opportunity to integrate this experience in their work!
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$825 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 44 months
Created February 28, 2015
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