Friday, 26 August 2016

DPAC conference, week of action and channel 4 debate invite

DPAC conference, week of action and channel 4 debate invite

Join DPAC on September 10th for a one day conference on ‘Disabled Peoples’ Resistance: building beyond borders’ for discussion and film. The conference brings together perspectives and allies in the fight against austerity and neo-liberalism from the UK, Europe and Canada to look at geographic resistance and independent living
Key speakers include: John Clarke (Canada), Catriona Kenny (Ireland), Antonios Rellas and Athanasios Papantonopoulos (Greece), Kapka Panayotova (Bulgaria) The ak MoB (Germany) and John McDonnell MP
Where: Resource for London 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279 and X43 stop within a short walk of Resource for London. Also there are mobility buses available in the area, these are numbered 920, 921, 923 and 927.
Tube: Holloway Road, please note this tube station is not accessible
When: Saturday 10th Sept 10.30-4.30 pm
Places are limited
Cost: Free We can contribute to travel costs for DPAC members
: please email:

To view all of the events for the week of action see September 2016 DPAC Week of Action-September 4th-10th

Channel 4 News debate, not confirmed but we think this will be the 19th Sept
Channel 4 News is planning a debate on disability in the UK as part of our No Go Britain series and we'd love to have you join us. Coinciding with the Paralympic games, the discussion will be live on our 7 O'Clock News program, with an audience of 100-200 disabled people.
As everyone focuses on sport, our audience will have the opportunity to debate the other, more everyday issues surrounding disability with a panel including a Government Minister, transport bosses and representatives from high street brands, amongst others.  It will be a chance for disabled people to highlight the barriers in the way of ordinary life and to debate with the panel how to make improvements.
Since 2012 Channel 4 News has been broadcasting the No Go Britain strand of films. We feature disabled people who are campaigning for change, be it: for ceiling hoists in hotels; for truly accessible toilets; for taxis not to charge disabled passengers extra; or for employers not to discriminate against disabled applicants. The individual stories come together to create a cacophony of voices that reveal a picture of Britain that's not yet a fully inclusive place for disabled people.
If you are interested in appearing in our discussion, to help us prepare, we'd appreciate the following information:
- Contact Number
- E-mail
- Location
- Age
- Preferred contact method
- Additional Requirements (e.g. support worker, accessibility aids etc.)
- Occupation
- Issue most important to you, regarding disability
- Other issues important to you
This will be followed up with a further call or e-mail to confirm your place and help you with any necessary arrangements.  At present, we don't have details regarding a date or location, as these are still being arranged. Updates regarding this, will be sent out as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to e-mail me (onJOSEPH.IZZARD@ITN.CO.UK ) Alternatively, I'm also available on 07593347111.

Many thanks,
, Channel 4 News
200 Gray's Inn Road

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