Disability History Scotland and Inclusion Scotland are hosting the Disability & Democracy event at Norton Park Conference Centre on Friday April 28th 2017, from 11am-4pm.
This event was originally organised to be a local election hustings and discussion workshop, with a screening of I, Daniel Blake at the end. However, the decision to hold a snap General Election has caused us to change those plans!
While we don’t wish to allow the snap-election to overshadow the Council Elections next month, given the importance of Council decision making to disabled people, both elections are set against a background of austerity and will have a huge impact on our lives, so it is vital that our voices are heard, and we are taking this opportunity to include a national politics discussion element.
This event will bring disabled people into the heart of political debate through talking directly to candidates about the issues that are crucial to us and the ways in which our political participation can be maximised to shape a more inclusive Scotland.
Therefore the event plan now consists of:
- * A table discussion session focussing on local government issues, led by disabled people’s voices but including political party reps in the discussion.
- * A traditional hustings “question time” style event where party reps will answer your Local Council election questions.
- * A further table discussion session focussed on national issues relevant to the Westminster UK snap election, followed by brief speeches in response to your questions and thoughts from the parties.
- * Lunch will also be provided!
Also, Disability History Scotland is launching a series of activities and courses which will enable disabled people to explore different topics and themes. These have been designed to encourage disabled people to find and use their own voice to make history by challenging a disabling society. We’ll be outlining these at the Disability & Democracy event – what happens next is dependent on what YOU all think are most relevant, so the activities with the most interest will take place sooner.
This event is free but please register as spaces are limited and we expect it to be fully booked.
To tell us about any access needs such as:
- * Help with transport
- * Communication support
- * Information in large print
- * A quiet space
- * Special dietary needs
Call Inclusion Scotland on 0131 281 0860 or email email@example.com
For those who cannot attend in person, we are planning to live stream the event – the link will be shared via the Inclusion Scotland Facebook page and Twitter at @AP4DP_Scot.