Celebrating York Disability Pride 2017

York Disability Pride. Celebrating International day of disabled people and disability history month. Friday 1st, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Dec 2017. See here for further details – yiln.org.uk, or email admin@yiln.org.uk, or phone/sms 07951050153.

Disability Pride; A weekend of power and performance.

Join us over the weekend of 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2017 to celebrate disability pride in York, with comedy, theatre, dance, music, spoken word and art. Download the poster and pdf flyer here.

Friday 1st December, 630-9pm – Disability Pride Cabaret, York St John, Temple Hall. Compered by comedian and activist Laurence Clark the evening presents a showcase of York’s disabled people’s artistic talent. See more here.

Saturday 2nd December, 11-4pm – What is Disability Pride? York Explore Central Library.  Beginning with a live video link to Urbino, Italy and the sharing of some short disability films with the Eleanor Worthington Prize, then followed by an afternoon of poetry, debate, doodles, zine making and more. With spoken word by Say Owt, including Jackie Hagan of ‘Some People Have too many legs’ and others. See more here.

Sunday 3rd December, 12-3pm – Pop up Disability Cinema. York Explore Central Library.   One disability feature film that is Tod Browning’s, 1932 ‘Freaks’ some film shorts, popcorn, all about disability and then a bit of a debate about what it all means. See more here.

All events are free and will include BSL interpreting. We plan for an inclusive event, but please do let us know if you need us to do anything to facilitate access.

For more information email admin@yiln.org.uk, or phone/sms/whatsapp Stephen 07951050153.

Organised by York Independent Living Network, York Human Rights City and Explore York, supported by York St John University and funded by the York Committee at JRF.

What is disability pride?

Disability pride is about being loud, proud and out there on the issue of disability, impairment, health conditions and all those connected to it.  It recognises both the barriers, discrimination and exclusions disabled people face in their everyday lives as well as leadership and valid contribution we make each day, every day to our communities and societies.  Disability pride actively challenges ideas of ‘normal’ and celebrates the inevitable diversity of the body and mind. Disability Pride is ultimately about disabled people* expressing themselves, telling their stories, reclaiming their histories in ways that connect to a broader global drive for rights and respect.  But this is not just for disabled people, it’s for everybody in the hope of an inclusive and fair world for all.

History and Human Rights

November and December include both disability history month (22/11 to 22/12) and the international day of disabled people (3/12).  UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event, running since 2010, that works to create a platform for focus on the history of disabled peoples struggle for equality and human rights. This years theme looks at Disability and Art. See http://ukdhm.org/ for further details.  International Day of Disabled People is a day observed by the United Nations.  This started in 1992, by United Nations General Assembly resolution (47/3). Its aim is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of disabled people in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. This years theme is the ‘transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all’.  See https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december.html for more details.

Get in touch

If you are thinking of hosting an event, want to find out more or have other questions do get in touch with Stephen on 07951050153 or admin@yiln.org.uk

*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.

%d bloggers like this: