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Nothing About Us Without Us - What can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about disability justice? (recorded showing)

Young adult student in a wheelchair wearing a protective face mask

What’s on offer?

This will be a recorded streaming, for those who could not make the live event. This event will provide an overview of the key issues faced by disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a panel discussion with four disabled activists from different countries and contexts. The event will be held on Zoom with captions and British Sign Language interpretation.

What’s it about?

The event will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people, who have been deprioritised in pandemic planning around the world, facing discrimination in healthcare, exclusion from education and employment, and neglect, abuse, and violence both in care and in the community. The event will explore how the lived experience of disabled people can inform activism and politics to make the world a fairer and more accessible place for all.

Who’s leading the event?

Chair: Vera Kubenz

Introduction: Professor Dina Kiwan

Discussion panel:
Dr. Ratan Suri (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India)
Hala Mahfouz (Al Hussein Society Jordan Center For Training & Inclusion, Jordan)
Samuel Odawo (Ulemavu Research Institute, Kenya)
Sofia Brizio (Freelance Translator/Researcher in Publishing, UK)

Open to

Everyone eligible

Of particular interest to

Disabled people, interest groups and families/carers of disabled people