- 09 October 2012
- 13:00 - 14:15
- Peter Purton - Disability and LGBT Officer TUC
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- Event Created:
- 2012-09-11 10:37:07
- Event Details:
Location: Room C300, City University London, Tait Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB
Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling.
Peter Purton's presentation will cover the TUC's view of the current stage in the struggle of disabled people for equality and social inclusion. He will look back at progress achieved towards these goals, the impact of disabled peoples' own struggles, the contradictory role of the charitable sector and current priority issues facing us. He will also examine the impact of the social model on the trade union movement, and more broadly. Peter believes that ultimately, all the problem areas - poverty. employment discrimination, education, access to transport, harassment and hate crime - are interconnected.
Peter obtained a BA (hons) and DPhil in modern history at Oxford University. He worked in the voluntary sector for many years before starting in the equality department at NATFHE (National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, now part of University and College Union) in 1994. He has been Disability and LGBT policy officer at the TUC since 1998.
Please let us know if you have any special requirements.
- Event title:
- TUC Policy on Disability Issues