London LGBTQ Learning Network: inclusion

Please book by Friday 5 April 2013
Aim: This event will stimulate engagement and thinking and increase understanding about D/deaf and disability, inclusion and access in creative ways. We will explore the social model of disability, and the cultural model of deafness. A diverse range of presenters and facilitators will address inclusion and access issues, the current context for disabled people, and how LGBTQ organisers, activists and artists can remove barriers in their own day to day work – with or without budgets.
British Sign Language Interpretation provided
Access and expenses: Travel expenses and support costs are available for disabled participants (travel £20; support needs please contact). Bursaries of £50 are available to organisations with no paid staff up to a maximum of eight bursaries. These must be claimed no later than one month after the event.
Who the event is for: This event is for diverse LGBTQ and equalities organisations, artists, organisers, volunteers, activists, funders and infrastructure organisations.
Venue: Graeae Theatre Company Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY - link to Google Maps
Snacks and dinner from Jollof Pot
Format and times:

3.45pm  Arrival and registration

4pm  Workshop: Inside Out / Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director, Graeae Theatre Company / An interactive, inclusive, proactive workshop looking at contextualising disability from the personal (inside) experiences or as eye witnesses (outside)

5pm Break/snacks

5.15pm    Speakers including:

Michelle Daley, Sisters of Frida: Impact of the welfare reforms
Ju Gosling aka ju90, Regard, artist: Accessible events for artists and organisations
Mickel Smithen, artist and activist
Joanna Rowland-Stuart, Regard

6.15pm Kirsten Hearn: Chair, Inclusion London, Workshop on removing barriers and developing inclusion principles for LGBTQ work

7.45pm Closing comments and evaluation

8pm    Dinner/social
9pm Close
Please book by Friday 5 April 2013

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:45 to 21:00