Update for Saturday People’s Convention: Workshop and access details
February 10, 2011
Please remember to register yourself at the RtW website!
* Disabled people –
at the forefront of resistance Sponsored by Disabled People Against the Cuts
Introductions and welcome:
Eleanor Lisney co founder of DPAC
Eleanor is a campaigner for disability equality and
works on access and inclusion for disabled people.
About Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC):
Debbie Jolly co founder of DPAC
Debbie is a campaigner for independent living who has worked with universities and organisations ’of’ disabled people at local, national and European levels on disability rights
On the panel
Disability movement/history and what’s at stake with the Conservative led Coalition:
Richard Reiser coordinator for UK Disability History Month.
Richard is an expert disabled international equality trainer, consultant and teacher.
Independent living and the Impact on Independent Living:
Sue Bott Director of the National Centre for Independent Living.
A disabled person with a visual impairment from birth, Sue has been active in the disability movement in the UK for many years
Local Grass Roots Actions against the Cuts
Kevin Caulfield Chair of Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Community Care Cuts (HAFCAC)
Kevin is an active campaigner for all disabled people’s rights to equality and equal citizenship from a social model perspective at a local, regional and national level
We will be in groups to decide on two action points to take forward to the end plenary on how we will fight the cuts and especially in preparation for the 26th March TUC rally.
The venue is Friends Meeting house near Euston Station. You need to book tickets from www.righttowork.org.uk £2 unwaged £5 waged to cover the costs of putting on the conference.
BSL We have requested for BSL interpreters. We are still looking very hard for BSL interpreters – please let us know asap if you are willing to help!
There is a hearing loop in the hall.
Easy Read worker will be available at workshop.
There is NO access to Screening of ‘Blacklisted’ and workshop hosted by the Blacklist Support Group
Lunch is NOT provided – there is a vegetarian cafe en site at the venue. Eateries and food available at Euston Station including Nandos, Harry Ramsden Fish and Chips, and Marks and Spencers.
For those unable to come, Jon Cheetham (of Bellerose Films) has kindly offered to help video it.
Disabled comedian and activist Liz Carr will be speaking at the People’s Convention with
Eyewitness from the Egyptian revolution
Diane Abbot MP
Tony Kearns CWU senior deputy General Secretary
Jane Loftus CWU President
Alan Whittaker, president of UCU
Pete Murray, president of NUJ
Jimmy Kelly, Head of UNITE in Ireland
Steve Hart, London and South East regional secretary of Unite
Zita Holbourne, Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Katy Clark MP
John McDonnell MP
Barbara Pettine of FIOM (Italian metal Workers Federation)
Captain SKA, producer of the hugely popular ‘Liar Liar‘ YouTube hit
Alan Gibbons, children’s author and organiser of the ‘campaign for the book’
Barnaby Raine, School student activist
Mark Bergfeld from the Education Activists Network
Jody McIntyre, the student who was hauled from his wheelchair by the police during the student demo in December
Darren Johnson, Green Party London Assembly Member
Michael Chessum, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Kat Craig, vice chair Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers