It will focus on the language used to describe disabled people and the language disabled people use to express themselves.
This includes literature, history, oral history and coverage in the newspapers and other print media. Through the lens of language, we will seek to gain a greater understanding of our oppression in the past and now. Through human rights and the social model approach to disability, barriers can be removed.
Start thinking and planning your events for the Autumn and especially November/December.
UKDHM worked with the Anti Bullying Alliance to produce resources and films on this
UKDHM has collaborated with the Open University to produce an online pack on the history of the treatment of people with learning difficulties.
This was based around the film ‘No Longer Shut Up’ on the life of Mabel Cooper, who was incarcerated in St Lawrence, Croydon and then came out to become a leading advocate in People First.
The materials will be suitable for KS23/4 and 5, with teacher guidance on the different levels and activities.
Theatre and Disability Day Conference
11th October, London, invitation only (documentation here)
Lunchtime, 22nd November, Parliament
6pm, 22nd November, Kings Place, London, Kings Cross area
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