LEGACY SHOW: Accessible travel with Victor Pineda
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Meet Victor Pineda, who is working for young people with disabilities.
Victor Pineda, founder of the Victor Pineda Foundation, has traveled the world on a mission to promote the rights and dignity of children and young people with disabilities. Victor is a recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Award and has emerged as one of the young global leaders of the international disability rights movement and was the youngest delegate negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the first human rights treaty of the 21st century. Victor will talk about his efforts to educate, inspire and inform a global audience about the capabilities and potential of young people with disabilities.
Victor Pineda stopped walking at age 5 and by the time he was in high school he used a machine to help him breathe. His mother quickly realized her son would have few opportunities in their home of Venezuela so the family moved to California. It was opportunity and resilience that allowed Victor to flourish. His physical condition never stopped him from living his life fully. Victor has studied and documented the socio-cultural factors that kept people with disabilities marginalized and stigmatized all over the world. The Victor Pineda Foundation (VPF) is part of his dedication and commitment to the advancement of the human rights of young people with disabilities. Victor emerged as one of the young global leaders of the international disability rights movement and was the youngest delegate negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the first human rights treaty of the 21st century.
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