Leeds University Student Disability Action Group

November 29, 2016 by admin

5th December
Leeds University Student Disability Action Group

Speaker Richard Rieser Coordinator UKDHM
Leeds Business School, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre G.02

Aston Disabled Members Conference

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10am Thursday 1st December
University and College Union Disabled Members Conference
Aston University Conference Centre,
Sellhouse 1&2, Aston Street, Birmingham B4 7ET

UCU will be celebrating Disability History Month at its Disabled Members Conference at Aston University, Birmingham on 1 December 2016. UKDHM for its theme in 2016 will focus on the language used to describe disabled people, the language disabled use to express themselves. Richard Rieser, Co-ordinator of Disability History Month will be speaking and there will be a photograph activity to celebrate the theme. Members will be asked to participate in a photo montage entitled “this is what I call myself, this is what you call me”. Members can choose what they want to write on a card that they can hold in front of them. Photos will be uploaded to the website (with the permission of the member). There will also be a session on the participation and inclusion of disabled members in the workplace and within UCU.

Disability Rep Forum

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We would like to invite you all to join us for the next Disability Rep Forum meeting on 13th December (agenda and flyer attached). We will be having a Christmas party as well as celebrating the Disability History Month (DHM). The subject of this year’s UKDHM is Disability and Language – what words are used to describe disabled people and their impairments.

The event will be taking place at St Mark’s Community Centre, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, E6 5YA, with registration beginning at 10.30am and the celebration finishing at around 2pm.

Please could you let us know by 2nd December if you will be attending and if you will be bringing additional guests so that we can organise the catering.

Manchester City Council’s Disabled Staff Group

November 20, 2016 by admin

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) 2016 event hosted by Manchester City Council’s Disabled Staff Group
At City Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester

On Wednesday 30th November 2016

The theme for the event is
“Disability and Language”

The event will begin at 10.30 am with an open static exhibition until 4.00pm.

The evening event will begin between 5.00 pm and 5.15pm with light refreshments.

It will be opened by our own Councillor Tracey Rawlins Communities and Equality Scrutiny Committee Chair, who will give a brief address.

There will be a presentation by
Professor Peter Mittler, CBE; Chartered Psychologist Hon Research Fellow and former Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Manchester; UN Consultant in Disability and Development; Human Rights Adviser Dementia Alliance International.

Followed by a questions and answer session,

The event will end at 7.30pm with a vote of thanks.

To confirm your attendance for the evening event contact Lorraine Ward, Chair, Manchester City Council’s Disabled Staff Group via email on l.ward@manchester.gov.uk

Discussion Panel in aid of UKDHM

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The event is a Discussion Panel in aid of Disability History Month in which we will have 3 panelist speakers discussing topics around disability. The event will be held in the Loughborough Student’s union on Tuesday the 29th November and will run roughly from 6pm- 9pm.

The topic areas we are particularly interested in discussing are:
Disability and Language
Social Issues

Mass Observation Archive: Diary Day

November 17, 2016 by admin

As part of International Day of People with Disabilities the Mass Observation Archive is inviting people to get involved and keep a day diary on the 3rd December 2016.

The Mass Observation Archive has been recording everyday life in Britain since 1937 and we have collected material relating to a variety of topics and people’s experiences. We continue to do this today through our panel of writers and our May 12th Diary Day when members of the public can contribute their day diary to the archive. This year we have decided to run an additional diary day on the 3rd December as part of our Beyond Boxes project. Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this two-year access and engagement project is working in partnership to address barriers, whether they be attitudinal, educational or physical, that people may experience when trying to access archive collections.

We would like to encourage people to record their day on 3rd December and send it into the archive where it will be kept and used by researchers, students and members of the public. All diary entries are anonymised so the diarist’s identity will not be made public, nor will any of their personal details. By working in partnership with different groups and getting the wider public engaged we hope to ensure that our archive includes and celebrates the diversity of people’s lives and experiences in 21st century Britain.

Please do get in touch if you would like to get involved with the Beyond Boxes project. To record your diary for the Mass Observation Archive on 3rd December 2016 please look at our website for further information, templates and advice on completing and submitting your diary.

Together! End-of-Festival Party

November 16, 2016 by admin

Friday 16 December 2016 7.30-10pm:
End-of-Festival Party, with performances by Dwain Bryan, Grace Fundu, Angus McKenzie-Davie, Jade Sempare & the Together! poets.
At Vicarage Lane Community Centre. With BSL interpretation.

Disability History Day

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Tuesday 13 December 2016 11am-2pm:

Disability History Day with the Newham Disabled Reps Forum.
At St Mark’s Community Centre Beckton. 
With BSL interpretation.

Exhibition by Submit to Love Studios

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Wednesday 30 November 2016 onwards: 

Submit to Love Studios, based at Headway East, present an exhibition of work by self-taught artists with brain injuries. At Stratford Circus until 23 February 2017.

Together! Pop-Up Poetry Club

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Wednesday 30 November 2016 10.30-12.30 (+ lunch):

Together! Pop-Up Poetry Club hosts a Magical Realism writing workshop for disabled people with Penny Pepper. At Vicarage Lane Community Centre.