Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI): webinar 5th May 2021 at 3pm (online)

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Event invitation “Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask!”

Wednesday 5th May 3pm (Zoom)

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) would like to invite you to our webinar “Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask!” which will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 5th May 3pm.

May 5th was designated by the European Network on Independent Living as European Day on Independent Living and this event is part of ILMI’s celebration of this date.

The webinar will be an opportunity for people to listen in and informally learn about the social model of disability. Disabled activists will discuss the use of language and the role of Disabled Person’s Organisations (DPOs) and how the social model of disability can inform the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities #UNCRPD.

We are delighted to be joined by Minister of State Department of Children, Disability, Equality and Integration with responsibility for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD who will open the webinar.

MC for the webinar will be Peter Kearns and will feature a short input from special guest Speaker, Maggie Cameron who is a freelance Disability Equality & Diversity Trainer with experience of developing Disabled Persons Organisations in Scotland.

A facilitated panel discussion with MC Peter Kearns will feature disabled activists Des Kenny, Selina Bonnie, Amy Hassett and Maggie Cameron.

Who is this webinar for?

It is a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to listen directly to disabled activists and hear about the issues facing disabled people through an equality and human rights lens.

Anyone with an interest in equality, human rights, community development, policy development and building an inclusive Ireland should attend to begin to explore how we collectively need to think about disability in Ireland.

We are inviting:

  • Politicians,
  • Policy makers,
  • Public servants,
  • Community Development Organisations,
  • Trade unions,
  • Equality and human rights organisations
  • Local Area-based partnerships
  • Disabled activists

Please free to circulate among your colleagues and contacts who you think would benefit from listening in.

To attend, please email info@ilmi.ie by Tuesday 4th May at 12 noon.

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