Wed 17th Jan
There are two sessions: 3pm - 5pm & 6pm – 8pm (choose one when booking)
These sessions are a brief introduction to Disability Equality and are designed to be of real practical use. They are for everyone wanting to know more about ways of removing obstacles for disabled and Deaf people and for disabled and Deaf people who are unclear about how to talk about their requirements and the way they work.
We’ll look at the Social Model of Disability, the legal framework (briefly) and aspects of language and terminology. You’ll have opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues that are important to you as well as be able to come away with practical strategies.
The space is fully accessible. The sessions have been developed as part of mentoring programme, Unify and Progress (UP). Unify and Progress (UP) has been funded by Arts Council England. UP has been created by Penny Pepper, supported by Kate Lovell & Theatre Royal Stratford East, producer Renaissance One, PR Laura Horton.
Book at this link www.updisabilityequality.eventbrite.co.uk
Join the conversaiont on Twitter: #UPwriters
Disabled and Black and Minority Ethnic applicants are encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented within the literature and arts sectors. Each session is the same - to encourage wide participation - choose your preferred time when booking.
About the Trainer, Michèle Taylor
Michèle Taylor works as Director for Change for Ramps on the Moon. This is the Arts Council Funded consortium aiming to change the theatre sector by bringing more Deaf and disabled people into the sector and making them more visible. Michèle has more than 25 years experience working in arts and heritage, focusing particularly on disability issues, and a background in professional theatre. She is a Registered Member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals, and a qualified psychotherapist and coach. Michèle’s practice works at the edge where disability and ‘the mainstream’ meet.
About the Project’s Creator, Penny Pepper
A versatile writer and poet, Penny Pepper’s current work, a memoir, First in the World Somewhere, charts an extraordinary life in the 80s music scene as a disabled punk. She writes for the Guardian and guests on TV & radio. Website www.pennypepper.co.uk
About the Producer Renaissance One
Renaissance One curates and produces high-quality, convivial and mood-changing literature, spoken word and combined arts experiences for artists and audiences. We support artists to develop income streams and sustainability, and to remain creative.