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Feb

15

Thursday

UK: still a world leader in disability equality?

1.00pm

Seminars

Public

Please reserve a place by contacting d.s.pilling@city.ac.uk.

Speaker: Tracey Lazard, CEO, Inclusion London

Abstract

The UK was commonly acknowledged as a world leader in promoting and advancing disability equality but Disabled people’s lived experience, reflected in a growing body of evidence including most recently the UN Disability Committee Concluding Observations, reveal a very different picture of retrogression of our rights and increasing discrimination and exclusion.

Tracey Tracey Lazard, will give an overview of how historic exclusion and discrimination coupled with the impact of austerity and welfare reform are impacting on Disabled people’s equality and inclusion and how the Disabled people’s rights movement, a movement that created the social model of disability and the concept and practice of independent living, is fighting back.

About the speaker

Tracey is a Disabled person who has been active in the Disabled people’s rights movement for 25 years including most recently giving evidence to the UN Disability Committee . She also has 18 years’ experience running Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations.

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When & where

1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 15th February 2018

AG24A College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom