Disability Natter – York as a Human rights city, WEDS 2nd Nov, 6pm.

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 6pm – 8pm,  York Explore, Library Square, York YO1 7DS – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE – see https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/

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York is hoping to declare itself as the UK’s first Human Rights City in 2017.  So what does that mean for disabled people?  What has happened so far?  Why do human rights matter for the people of York?  Marilyn Crawshaw of the York Human Rights City Network will talk about the history of the Network and about how its work could make a difference here in York through creating a culture which strives to enable each and every citizen to have their human rights recognised.

 

York Independent Living Network invites you to an open debate and ‘natter’ about these and maybe other questions. We want disabled people, informal carers and their allies to come along and share their experiences, issues, achievements and ideas about disability equality and inclusion.

 

The space will be friendly and there are no wrong answers, and everyone that wants to contribute will be given a chance to do so.  So if you have something to share, like what happened to you, or how you’ve achieved a goal, a question, a memory, a poem, some useful information, a bee in your bonnet, a film or photo, a campaign or an idea that will help further disability equality and inclusion in York do please come along.

 

The event will begin with a bit of getting to know each other and then we will open it up to those that come along. We will try and summarise it at the end and explore any future actions and next steps that may have arisen. You are welcome to come for all or part of the meeting too.

 

Just in case your wondering, by disabled people we refer to the social model and include a broad range of issues, i.e. mental health, learning difficulties, physical, sensory and other impairments, chronic illness and other health related issues. By informal carers we refer to friends or family members that provide an unpaid caring/support role. By allies we mean anyone who is committed to achieving disability equality and inclusion and recognises the everyday struggle disabled people face.

 

Please let us know if you can attend. We aim to facilitate an inclusive event, but let us know if you need something accessible for you to participate we will do our best to provide it.

 

For more information, directions, details of parking etc, and to let us know you are coming please email admin@yiln.org.uk or text/mob 07752 365 297.

 

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