Inspired by… Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE

December 7, 2015 by admin

Cardiff University – Inspired by… Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE

Thursday 10th December 2015. 12:30–13:30.
Glamorgan Committee Rooms 1 and 2.

Rosaleen graduated from Cardiff University in 1985. She was born disabled, has got a degree, runs her own business, has written her memoir, has become a mother and is now working as an artist. Rosaleen joins us to share her story followed by a Q&A session.

Get more information and book your free place – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-by-rosaleen-moriarty

This event is held as part of UK Disability History Month.



Disability Thinking Tree

November 27, 2015 by admin

For Disability history month, The Youth Forum have created a Disability Thinking Tree which will include images and poems about disabilities. The poems were all created by the youth forum members to represent how they feel and how they would like people to see them.

for more information contact: Youth Forum  @ 01508 491210

18th December to 22nd December

Norwich Millennium Library

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1AW



Richard Rieser on Disability Portrayal

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16th December 12,30-1.30 PCS meeting
Richard Rieser on Disability Portrayal: Now and Then
Churchill Room,100, Parliament Street,London SW1
Off Parliament Square


Launch of ‘History of Place’

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December 10th Bristol M-Shed

Launch of groundbreaking disability history project – History of Place

Screen South is delighted to announce the launch of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Accentuate project; History of Place.  As part of Disability History Month, Accentuate, M Shed and UWE Regional History Centre, have joined forces to create an event which celebrates the launch of this groundbreaking disability history project, as well as explore the little known history of one of Bristol’s historic buildings, The Guild of the Brave Poor Things. The launch event will take place at M Shed, Bristol on 10th December 6 – 7.30pm.  Accentuate will introduce the History of Place project and this will be followed by a talk by Dr Mike Mantin “A Great Army of Suffering Ones”.



Film Screening: ‘Marvellous’

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Friday 11 December, 17:30 with film starting at 18:00, Student Union, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University, details here
Join us to watch the 90 minute 2014 film starring Toby Jones about the remarkable life of the much loved Neil Baldwin, a former clown, kit-man and honorary graduate of Keele University, followed by a discussion. This event is free and open to all.



Comedy Performance – Laurence Clark

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Wednesday 9 December, 18:30-20:00, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Leeds, book here

A performance from comedian, actor, disability rights campaigner and alumni of the University of Leeds postgraduate Disability Studies programme Laurence Clark, who uses his productions and routines to challenge the general public’s conceptions of disabled people. This event is free to participants and is funded by the University of Leeds’ School of Law, Centre for Disability Studies and Equality and Policy Unit.



Disability and the Equality Act 2010: Seminar

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Disability and the Equality Act 2010: Removing Barriers to Equality and Human Rights Implementation?’ A Caroline Gooding Memorial Seminar

Friday 4 December, 14:00-17:00, Moot Court Room, School of Law, University of Leeds, book here

Twenty years after the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, it is becoming clear that legal aid and other reforms in England and Wales are having a significant impact on the enforcement of disability equality rights (now contained in the Equality Act 2010). This half-day seminar focuses on the nature and extent of this impact and provides a space for reflection about how disability equality law might be harnessed to contribute to driving the social change for which it was introduced.



An Evening with David Hevey

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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 at 18:00
An Evening with David Hevey

Lecture Theatre B, Rose Bowl, Leeds, United Kingdom

As part of the celebrations of UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and photographer David Hevey joins us to talk about his new projects and discuss representations of disability in the media.  The evening will start with refreshments and networking, followed by the talk and then a lively Q&A Session. David will then announce the winner of our UKHDM photography competition. For more details on the competition please visit http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/news/1115-disability-history-month-2015


Film Screening: ‘Yo Tambien’

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3rd December NUIT London Region 17:30

Film Showing Yo Tambien (Me Too) followed by discussion
NUT Mander Hall, 3 Mabledon Place London WC1H 9BD (opposite British Library).
Richard Rieser says “probably the best film made so far featuring disabled people”


Film Screening: ‘Lives Worth Living’

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Wednesday 2 December, 19:00, Leeds University Union, Level 2, Room 1
“Lives Worth Living” traces the development of political consciousness of US-American disability rights pioneers who realized that in order to change the world they needed to work together. Through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, the disability rights community secured equal civil rights for all disabled people in the USA. We will be screening the film and it will be followed by a brief discussion. This event is free and open to all.