Memory Into the future

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson


This web site is a model in process to be validated and constructed .


 “Memory Into Future” is the product of DPI’s belief that to make a difference in the present and to effect change in the future, you must first understand the past. In this way, the “Memory Into Future” project highlights the lives and accomplishments of past leaders of the disabled rights movement, in an attempt to foster a sense of history in the disabled rights community and to inspire a new generation of leadership. The ultimate hope is that younger generations will look to these past leaders and find inspiration to forge new trails of their own. Thus, the “Memory Into Future” project is the meeting point of past, present, and future; the connection between history; innovation, and ultimate change.

Past disability rights leader, Henry Cassirer, initially inspired this project, and as such will be featured in the “Memory Into Future” databank; however, it was unanimously decided amongst the members of the Drafting Committee, that the first individual to be honoured would be former DPI Chairperson and disabled rights activist, Dr. Henry Enns.

In future, nominations will be accepted by the Drafting Committee for other deserving individuals, with the ultimate goal of creating an archive of past disabled rights defenders. 

    “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”

                                                                                             -Thomas J. Watson Sr.

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