Thur 8 Dec: our Disability History Month event

Disability History Month logo.  White letters outlined in black, on a green background edged with yellow.  The o in month is a sunflower.

Campaigning as multi-racial disabled women — then and now

Thursday 8 December 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop on Zoom — link below. Captions available.

Our workshop is part of Disability History Month events organised by UEA Students’ Union — full programme here

People in Norwich can also join in person together on Zoom at Union House, University of East Anglia campus, Norwich NR4 7TJ Map

WinVisible is a multi-racial grassroots organisation bringing together women with visible and invisible disabilities who are seeking asylum, refugee, immigrant and UK-born. 

WinVisible women will talk about our history across the disability and women’s movements since the 1980s and what we’re doing now. We’ll host a discussion on how we are challenging disabled women’s poverty and lack of safety, and how we can win against multiple discrimination today.

Email: win@winvisible.org   Blog  Twitter @WinVisibleWomen

1990.  Disabled protesters, many of them women, are sitting and standing in a line with an array of colourful handmade banners and placards.  Banners include Rights Not Charity.  Not Brave Not Special but Angry.  Power not Pennies. Choices and Rights.

WinVisible (green banner) at the disabled people’s protest against the Telethon ITV charity fundraiser, 27 May 1990. Outside London Weekend Television studio, South Bank, London. As featured in the BBC drama, Then Barbara Met Alan.

Women and men outside the High Court holding placards.  A grey banner: "Deaths due to sanctions and benefit cuts" with the names sewn on of people who died. "High Court Legal Challenge vs Universal Credit -- loss of disability premiums."  Universal Credit = money cut to disabled kids by half.  WinVisible banner on pavement.

Vigil at the High Court in London for a legal challenge by disabled claimants who lose vital benefits from being forced onto Universal Credit. The case went on from 2018 to 2022. The struggle against Universal Credit continues.

Cartoon by UEA Students' Union of 
 diverse disabled people: women/men, non-binary, wheelchair users, amputees and invisible disabilities.

Info from UEA Students’ Union:

You can either watch the event online at home or upstairs in Union House, Bookable Room 6.

Location can be found here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Union+House:+Travel+Shop,+the+Hive%2FLCR,+Employability+Job+Shop,+Student+Union+Advice+Centre,+Union+Bars,+Norwich+NR4+7TJ/@52.6215603,1.2393267,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d9e126021e9c77:0x1fbf954dd7be8430!8m2!3d52.6215571!4d1.2415154 

If you watching this in Union House, please buy a free ticket on the SU website to let us know you are interested in attending.

If you are watching online, Zoom details are below:

Thursday 8 December
2pm – 3.30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82514951330?pwd=V1ova2lKbHE5OFhvY3NpZUM4cUZKUT09
Meeting ID: 825 1495 1330
Passcode: 113497

There is a lift opposite Unio to take you to the upstairs floor of the building. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements by emailing a.elvin@uea.ac.uk and we will do what we can to accommodate.

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