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Saturday 2nd March
Disability and The Cuts: A Community Conference
This day long event is organised by a group of disabled people living in Manchester. We have all had our lives impacted on in some way by the recent government spending cuts. If you have already been affected by the disability or mental health related cuts, or are afraid that you will be in the future, this event is for you.
Allies to the disabled community may also attend, but please do not book tickets too far in advance, it is vital that those with lived experience have a chance to book tickets first. We have a maximum of 80 spaces available.
The day will consist of a series of four workshops, the first workshop is run by the organisers and the other three workshops are open for submission. Please email the address below if you would like to facilitate a workshop. Suggested themes are: ‘Self Care’, ‘Intersectionality with other Liberation Movements’, ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Activist Strategy’. Please submit at least 100 words on what your workshop would involve. There will be a projector and a flip chart available.
There will also be a chill out room available where a lunch buffet will be served. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available all day.
There will be some advertising for this conference outside of facebook, but due to limited funds it may not reach everyone it should. Please make an effort to share this information with any disabled friends or family members who may wish to attend.
We ask for a suggested donation of £5-£20 per person dependent on income level. If you genuinely can’t afford to make a donation then you are welcome to attend for free. Personal assistants and carers may attend for free but must still be included when booking tickets. These costs will go towards the hire of the venue and the cost of the catering. Larger donations are also welcome, any extra money raised will go towards funding further events and/or protests.
You may book a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your name, how many tickets you wish to book, if you require lunch, and any dietary requirements or access needs we need to take into account. You may also bring your own food and drinks. The event is at Breakthrough Manchester, they are able to cater to most access requirements, contact us or the venue directly for more information.
Minuets will be put online live as the event takes place, and they will remain up afterwards with opportunity for anyone to make comments.
11:00 – Fighting Our Impairment and Mental Health Deterioration During the Cuts – With Greta Williams Schultz as facilitator and Steve Graby (of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies) as guest speaker. (2 hours including access breaks.)
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Workshop 2 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)
15:00 – Workshop 3 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)
16:00 – Workshop 4 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)
17:30 – Venue closes
Please do let us know if you have any inquiries or suggestions, or if you would like to volunteer some time or funds towards the event.
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