PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.
We hope to have details on a new date for this event as soon as possible. In the meantime, more information on the Justice Not Charity project can be found below…
On Friday March 3rd, Disability History Scotland and Greater Leith Against the Cuts held a community screening of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake at the Leith Community Education Centre. The BAFTA award-winning film follows Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) a 59 year-old joiner unemployed due to illness, caught in the bureaucracy of work capability assessments and benefits sanctions in modern Britain. Although a drama, it’s not truly fictional – certainly, I, Daniel Blake captures the reality of many citizens who have experienced cruel and illogical benefits sanctions, as well as being forced into finding work when they have a disability that prevents them from doing so, and is a far truer account of the modern ‘welfare state’ than you’ll ever receive from the current government.
Disability History Scotland, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, is pleased to announce a grant of £15,000 from the Arts & Humanities Research Council Voices of War & Peace WWI Engagement Centre for Justice Not Charity, Was Their Cry, which will examine the experiences of disabled people in the shadow of the Great War.
Disability History Scotland was in Glasgow on Friday March 10th at Inclusion Scotland’s workshop on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – #CRPD17.
Disability History Scotland (DHS) is pleased to announce a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Unwritten, a live show written and performed by disabled artists, to premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. The grant has been made under HLF’s Stories, Stones & Bones initiative as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.