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Disabled People’s Identity and Pride hosted by Breakthrough UK
September 5 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakthrough UK is a Manchester based disabled people’s organisation. Led by disabled people, its aim is to bring about a society where disabled people can participate fully in all areas of life. Breakthrough was founded by disabled people with a very strong identity, rooted in the Social Model of Disability – and in disabled people’s collective campaigning in Manchester and beyond.
This workshop will explore disabled people’s sense of identity and pride. It has been set up by Breakthrough UK, but the session will be about your views and experiences.
Objectives of this workshop:
- To explore what you think about the identity of a “disabled person” and “disabled people”.
- To find out what encourages and what discourages people to identify as a disabled person.
- To share experiences and support around our identities as disabled people.
- To identify the current threats to disabled people’s identity and what this means for disabled people and our campaigns.
We hope that this conversation will form part of a bigger project Breakthrough are exploring about disabled people’s sense of identity and pride.