Celebrating Disability Pride 2017 - Open Planning Meeting Weds 19th July, 10am, at York Explore.

 Each 3rd December marks International Day of Disabled people. The day is promoted by theUnitedd Nations and celebrated across the globe to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance and to celebrate the achievements and contributions made by disabled people. Around the same time is also Disability History Month that seeks to reveal an often hidden history of disabled people, by themselves in their voices and from their experience. 


Both events are not only an opportunity for everyone to celebrate disability pride but also to explore the very real challenges and barriers that can disable people who live with impairments By disabled people and people who live with impairments we refer to the social model and include a broad range of issues i.e mental health, learning difficulties, physical, sensory and other impairments chronic illness and other health related issues. 


Last year in York a partnership group made of the York Independent Living Network, York Explore, International Service and York Human Rights City put on a one-day event at Explore (central library) to mark International Day of Disabled People last December. 


Our short film, the 'international day of Disabled People 2016 in York' shows some of the highlights from the day. The day was a great success. We are planning to do something similar this year and are holding an open meeting from 10 to 11:30am on Wednesday 19th July at York Explore where we will show the film and begin planning. 


If you'd like to attend or get involved, you'd be most welcome. 


Please contact York Independent Living  Network for more information on getting involved:  or 07752 365 297 (leave a message with your name and contact details). 


Please let us know in advance if you have any access requirements by Tuesday 10th July. 

You can book on the event directly using this link. 





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