Events

As more Students' Unions' add their events, we expect this calendar to grow. If you have events you’d like to add you can do so here.

Access: How far have we come, how far are we to go?

Wed 18th November, 19:00-21:00.

Join UK DHM 2020 for a discussion on access, with a series of fantastic speakers. Find out more and sign up using the link below.

BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available.

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Disabled Trans and Non-Binary Students' Life Drawing Session

Thurs 19th Dec, 16:00-18:00.

Goldsmiths SU and UAL present a life drawing session led by Breakfast Bodies with model Leo Aces Collins. Within this 2 hour Zoom workshop you will be able to meet other students whilst practicing your drawing skills. This workshop is centred toward trans, non-binary and gender questioning students, the session is also open to all LGBTQ+ students. Please be aware that this is a safe space for this community.

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Netflix Party Film Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Thurs 19th November, 19:30-21:15.

A man with down's syndrome runs away from his care home to make his dreams come true. Zack Gottsagen shines in this heartwarming comedy-drama, which won two Audience Awards at the SXSW Film Festival.

Watch this film with other students through a virtual platform and share your thoughts using Netflix Party's chat function! Sign up below and we'll send you an email with a link to Netflix Party at 7:00pm.

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Hidden Disabilities Panel Event

Fri 20th November, 17:00-19:00

This is a live panel discussion. A recording with captions will be posted after the event. Access the webinar link below.

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An Evening with Tripple Cripples

Mon 23rd November, 17:00-18:00.

The dynamic duo, Kym Oliver & Jumoke Abdullahi, were frustrated with the lack of representation and unaddressed discrimination faced by Black and non-Black People of Colour living with disabilities. They joined forces and created a platform to increase visibility & highlight the narratives of this "invisible population, within an invisible population"

With topical videos, spotlight interviews, workshops, talks & lectures on topics ranging from relationships to travel. The loveable duo has gained steady recognition for their insight & charisma. Featured on international platforms (BBC, AJ+, Vogue, Metro), and consulted for their invaluable perspectives in both academic & corporate circles (Oxford University, Cambridge University, Disability Leadership Institute, WOW). Black Disabled Culture cognoscenti, Kym & Jumoke, are relentless in their pursuit to transform the outcomes of those here and yet to come!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. We are hoping to rearrange it for the end of DHM 2020. Please sign up to our mailing list for updates.

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Disabled Students' Icebreaker

Thurs 26th November, 10:00-11:00.

Get to know other disabled students across the UK for an informal, friendly chat! In this space we hope you will make meaningful connections, learn what others in your community are up to and (most importantly) have fun. During this event we will have rounds of one-to-one discussions with conversation cards as prompts.

After the event finishes, you can stay in touch through your 'matches' section on the icebreaker website and through our liberation networks hub at goldsmithssu.org/liberation.

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Goldsmiths SU x DPAC: The War on Disabled People with Ellen Clifford

Fri 27th November, 16:00-18:00.

Join Ellen Clifford for a special reading from her book, The War on Disabled People, as well as a Q&A. Ellen is a disabled activist who has worked within the disability sector for over twenty years. She currently serves on the National Steering Group for Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).

The War on Disabled People blows the lid on what has been described by the UN as a 'human catastrophe' – the government's war on disabled people. In this searing account, Ellen Clifford – an activist who has been at the heart of resistance against the war on disabled people – reveals precisely how and why this state of affairs has come about. From spineless political opposition to self-interested disability charities, rightwing ideological myopia to the media demonization of benefits claimants, a shocking picture emerges of how the government of the fifth-richest country in the world has been able to marginalize disabled people with near-impunity. Even so, and despite austerity biting ever deeper, the fightback has begun, with a vibrant movement of disabled activists and their supporters determined to hold the government to account – the slogan 'Nothing About Us Without Us' has never been so apt. As this book so powerfully demonstrates, if Britain is to stand any chance of being a just and equitable society, their battle is one we should all be fighting.

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Evenbreak: Being your own Boss Workshop

Mon 30th November, 13:00-14:00.

A webinar for disabled students/graduates who are thinking of self-employment, or starting their own business as an entrepreneur.

Why would you want to become your own boss? What are the benefits and challenges? What support is out there? Delivered by award-winning and disabled-led specialist job-board Evenbreak - this event should not be missed by those who want to make a leap into the world of work on their own terms.

Please contact O.Walkden@leeds.ac.uk if you are a non-Leeds student or staff member who would like to attend – you are all very welcome.

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Disabled Students' Icebreaker

Wed 2nd December, 10:00-11:00.

Get to know other disabled students across the UK for an informal, friendly chat! In this space we hope you will make meaningful connections, learn what others in your community are up to and (most importantly) have fun. During this event we will have rounds of one-to-one discussions with conversation cards as prompts.

After the event finishes, you can stay in touch through your 'matches' section on the icebreaker website and through our liberation networks hub at goldsmithssu.org/liberation.

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Disability and Academia

Thurs 3rd December, 17:00-18:30.

Join our panel of disabled academics and students for a discussion around navigating academia with a disability, and what the necessary next steps are for tackling ableism in academia.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration

Thurs 3rd December, 16:00-18:00.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed annual on 3rd December since 1992. It aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! We are inviting our disabled student community to present their art, performances, poetry readings, spoken word, or to just share the space.

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Navigating Careers with a Disability

Fri 4th December, 18:00-19:00.

Learn from the experiences of practitioners navigating the workplace with a disability, how to advocate for yourself, and the types of programmes and opportunities that exist to help you prepare for the working world.

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Goldsmiths SU x Ache Magazine

Mon 7th December, 11:00-13:00.

Illness and pain often involve becoming strange to oneself, or becoming estranged from one’s own body. This intertwining of the self and the strange can be a way of exploring the lived experience of illness. In this creative writing workshop, we will look at examples of poetry, fantasy, and speculative fiction in order to explore this notion of 'becoming unfamiliar', and how it can be a way of writing through the sick body.

Ache Magazine is an intersectional feminist magazine exploring illness, health, bodies and pain publishing writing and art by women, trans and non-binary people. They publish writing and art from an integral place of inclusivity and belief, hoping to provide a space where the navigation of health and pain, within a white-male dominated medical system, can be explored in relation to each individual's unique experiences of gender, class and race — and to be a platform where misconceptions and prejudices can be challenged and, ultimately, dissolved. Join us for a special one-off reading group and workshop led by Jane and Kirstie of Ache, especially created for Disability History Month.

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Disabled Students' Icebreaker

Wed 9th December, 10:00-11:00.

Get to know other disabled students across the UK for an informal, friendly chat! In this space we hope you will make meaningful connections, learn what others in your community are up to and (most importantly) have fun. During this event we will have rounds of one-to-one discussions with conversation cards as prompts.

After the event finishes, you can stay in touch through your 'matches' section on the icebreaker website and through our liberation networks hub at goldsmithssu.org/liberation.

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Make Your Society Accessible Workshop

Sat 12th December, 19:00-20:00.

Join St Andrews Disabled Students' Network to find out more about how to make student societies more accessible for disabled students.

We'll be talking about running accessible events - both online and in-person. Learn how to make your social media accessible, and how to problem-solve accessibility issues. There will be interactive elements and a Q&A with the opportunity to ask and discuss questions.

This event will take place on Microsoft Teams. The Teams meeting will have live automatic captions and we can provide slides in advance. If you have any questions or accessibility requests, reach out to us at DisabledStuNet@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Sex and Access

Tues 15th December, 15:00-16:00.

Join us for this workshop with Sexpression: UK, an independent UK charity with the goal of empowering young people to make decisions about relationship and sex. Learn about the wide-ranging means through which disabled people experience sexual life and intimate relationship with others, as well as the strategies that disabled people can employ in order to manage and negotiate their sexual and intimate lives.

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Living at the Intersection: Race, Gender & Disability (The Tripple Cripples)

Thurs 17th December, 18:00-19:00.

Join us for this special event and Q&A with Jumoke 'Jay' Abdullahi, founder of 'The Tripple Cripples'.

Frustrated with the lack of representation and unaddressed discrimination faced by Black and non-Black People of Colour living with disabilities, Jumoke joined forces with Kym Oliver and created a platform to increase visibility & highlight the narratives of this “invisible population, within an invisible population”

With topical videos, spotlight interviews, workshops, talks & lectures on topics ranging from relationships to travel, the loveable duo has gained steady recognition for their insight & charisma. Featured on international platforms (BBC, AJ+, Vogue, Metro), and consulted for their invaluable perspectives in both academic & corporate circles (Oxford University, Cambridge University, Disability Leadership Institute, WOW). Black Disabled Culture cognoscenti, Kym & Jumoke, are relentless in their pursuit to transform the outcomes of those here and yet to come! Tripple Cripples are extremely passionate about eradicating the cultural taboos surrounding illness and disability within the Black community, not just in the UK, but in the global diaspora. The intersections of Race, Gender & Disability are key factors in determining how people experience the world around them. Yet so often, these axes of oppression are overlooked in Disability activism, Feminist agendas & Black liberation movements. The TRIPLE CRIPPLES are here to change this culture

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This event will have a BSL interpreter. A recording of the event will be posted on our website and Facebook page with closed captions.

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