Easy Read Flyer – Cambridge Disability History Day 2014Civic event to celebrate Disability History Month and International Day of Disabled People.
Please see the attached flyer with further information. In summary the event is on:
Monday 1st December 2014, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm, at the Meadows Community Centre
With special guest: Francesca Martinez
The day will include speakers, performers, stall holders, a mini-advice centre, disability history displays and quiz and various other activities. Approximate times
10.30 – doors open with refreshments, networking, and workshop activities.
11.30 – 12.45 – speakers and performers.
12.45 – 1.45 – lunch.
1.45 – Disability history quiz
2.00- Keynote performer – the fantastic and fantastically funny Francesca Martinez.
2.30 – onwards – networking and workshops.
The event is free, however everyone who would like to attend will need to book, details are on the flyer attached.
Nationally the key aims of the month:
to raise awareness of the unequal position of disabled people in society and to advocate disability equality;
to develop an understanding of the historical roots of this inequality;
to highlight the significance of disabled people’s struggles for equality and inclusion and the ‘social model’ of disability;
to publicise and argue for the implementation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Equalities Act (2010).
Locally the aims are:
to celebrate the lives and achievements of disabled people in Cambridge.
to present new work – the Local Needs Assessments and the Accessible Britain project.
to provide a networking opportunity to bring all the Disability sector together.