Disability History Month

Hello,

The university is running a series of events to mark Disability History Month - take a look and follow the links below for more information.

Below is a message from Student Support and Wellbeing about this.

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In Student Support & Wellbeing we’ve been working on an exciting line up of events to mark Disability History Month (22 November to 22 December), which this year has an Arts focus. Activities include art exhibitions, musical performances, talks, workshops, performance art, film screenings, a comedy night, as well as an exploration of gaming accessibility and design, all free to staff, students and the local community.

The full programme of events is available at www.kent.ac.uk/dhm, but there are various events we think this group may be particularly interested in…

‘Adventures of a Super Aspie Girl’ performance by Annette Foster

Friday 24 November, 18:00 – 19:00 in Lumley Theatre

Professor Mike Oliver: Distinguished Visitor Lecture - 'Disability History, Bleeding Hearts and Parasite People'

Wednesday 29 November 18.00 to 19.00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 1

(Free to attend REGISTER HERE MIKE OLIVER LECTURE)

Professor Oliver, an academic, author and disability rights activist, will speak of how from small beginnings at the university, and elsewhere, the social model of disability has had a profound effect on disability consciousness and a significant influence on social policies.  He says vicious attacks have been launched on the living standards and lifestyles of disabled people and his talk will explain what’s really happening to disabled people in 21st century Britain.

Mustard Seed Singers Concert

Tuesday 5 December, 17:15 – 18:00 (followed by mulled wine and mince pies reception from 18:00), Colyer-Fergusson Hall

The Mustard Seed Singers is a charity comprised of singers with mental health difficulties or those affected by it, e.g carers, relatives and friends.

Mental health Stigma Workshop with Chloe Farahar

Wednesday 6 December, 13:00 – 15:00, Cornwallis East Seminar Room 1

(Free to attend, REGISTER HERE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP)

Little Tich: ‘Size and Identity’ talk by Olly Double and Jonjo Brady

Thursday 7 December, 12:00 – 13:00, Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1

Melzebra – a music performance by saxophonist Mel Dawkins

Friday 8th December, 13:00 – 14:00, Colyer-Fergusson Foyer

For further information please contact US DHM2017@kent.ac.uk.

Kind regards,

 

Tom Sharp

Disability Team Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Team, University of Kent