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RE-IMAGINING DISABILITY EQUALITY CONFERENCE 2018

Re-Imagining Disability Equality

Conference Tuesday May 22nd 2018

Aras Michael,
St. Angela's College
10am - 4pm

The Purpose of the Conference

The purpose of the conference is to facilitate a discussion on the need for a robust theoretical framework to underpin work done for and with disabled people in Ireland. Building on our Re-Imagining Disability in Leitrim Seminar (May 2017), we will provide an opportunity to consider a better way of working, led by disabled people and with the capacity to deliver on the letter and the spirit of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 (NDIS) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Why are we having it?
Disabled people continue to experience inequalities in Ireland despite developments in strategy, policy and law. Barriers to participation, discrimination and exclusion still exist. A fundamental change is needed in order to shift these patterns of social construction. There is an opportunity to act now, in light of the NDIS and the CRPD, to ensure that disabled people can be visible, empowered and participating in every sphere of public and private life in Ireland.

Who are the speakers?

  • Chris Ledger
    Chief Executive Officer University of Atypical
  • Dr Colin Cameron
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-Being, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Peter Kearns
    Community development advisor, mentor & disability artist with the private & statutory sector in Ireland, Europe, USA and Asia since the early 1990s.

Who should attend?
Disabled people, DPOs, service providers, decision makers (local and national policy makers), Healthcare Professionals, Disability Studies Scholars, Disability Studies Students.

What will you learn?
You will leave the conference with a greater understanding of how we should/could have greater levels of equality in the lived experience of disabled people, in the context of the NDIS & the CRPD. You will have an understanding of what needs to be challenged in 21st century Ireland. You will have a better idea of what needs to be done and by whom.


Access Hotline
Give Susan a call on 087 2370329 or email her on scarton@stangelas.nuigalway.ie if you want to chat through any access issues.

Tickets: 40/10 (concession)

Register for the Conference here
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/re-imagining-disability-equality-tickets-44885648182

 

Draft Programme

Time

Event & Speaker

Content

09.30 - 10.00

Registration

 

10.00 - 10.30

Chris Ledger

The role of Disability Arts in changing the narratives around disability

10.30 - 11.15

Dr Colin Cameron

The role of Disability Studies in providing the theoretical framework for working for and with disabled people

11.15 - 11.45

Coffee break

 

11.45 - 12.30

Peter Kearns

A different approach to create new options for disabled people, within and beyond the disability sector.

12.30 - 14.00

Dinner

 

14.00 - 14.45

Themed discussion groups x 3

14.45 - 15.15

Coffee break

 

15.15 - 16.00

Eavesdroppers reports & Closing remarks

For more information
Contact: Susan Carton
T: 071-9135620
E: scarton@stangelas.nuigalway.ie


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