Disability History Month
Disability History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of disabled people.
Disability History month 2021 runs from 18 November until 20 December and has joint themes for this year:
- Disability and Hidden Impairment
- Disability Sex and Relationships
"York's Disability History Month talks and events are a source of inspiration. Bringing the narratives around the empowerment of disabled people to the fore has never been more important." Mo Onyett and Penny Spikins, co-chairs of INCLUDE
- Tuesday 23 November, 6pm to 7pm: "They hear, but don't listen": Experience of disability in higher education by Dr Nicole Brown, UCL
- Thursday 25 November, 6pm to 7pm: Disability and Technology: past, present and possibilities by members of the University’s Teaching and Learning Team
- Tuesday 30 November, 7pm to 8pm: Journey to being active: In conversation with Mo Onyett, Frame Runner and Paralympic Boccia Player and Frame Runner Beth Moulam
- Wednesday 1 December, 5.30pm to 6.30pm: Inventing Polio Care at Saint-Fargeau: Disability and the Welfare State in Interwar France by Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Monday 6 December, 18.15pm-19.15pm: Intersectionality: action from knowledge
- 27 November to 4 December: York Disability Week
There is a programme of events planned during this week, including art exhibitions, workshops and forums. For more information, visit our website.
- Access for Whom - Dr Ossie Stuart
- Don’t stop negotiating autism and academia - Jason Arday
- Dyslexia superpower: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage - Nigel Lockett