The Independent Living Movement Ireland is holding a number of webinars, which may be of interest to people keen to learn more about disabled people and inclusion in society.
This takes place on the 29th June from 11am to 1pm. Register for this meeting here:
Everything you wanted to know about disability, but were afraid to ask (part two): Let’s talk about Sex
This takes place on Wednesday 13th July from 3pm -4pm. Register this webinar here:
Everything you wanted to know about disability, but were afraid to ask (part three): Let’s talk about the social model of disability
This takes place on Wednesday 7th September from 3pm -4pm. Register this webinar here:
Some more information from ILMI:
In from the Margins: Advancing a Community Development Approach to achieving Equality, Social Inclusion, Participation and Human Rights for Disabled People in Ireland
The Irish State has to a certain extent recognised and invested in the role of grassroots community organisations and their role in participating in the development of policies to tackle poverty, reduce discrimination and promote inclusion. Due to the medical model of disability and the, disabled people have not directly benefited from any meaningful investment in community development resourcing or approaches. This has had a serious impact on disabled people’s voices being heard in the development of policy locally and nationally.
This webinar will explore the historic absence of community development approaches with disabled people in Ireland and the impact that this has on disabled people’s lives. It will explore the evolution of the disability rights movement in Ireland and reflect on parallels with the Traveller experience of exclusion, oppression and inequality and the traditional paternalistic charity based approaches to working with Travellers which characterised this experience.
It will examine the shift to and impact of community development work with Travellers over the past four decades and examine what community workers should do to support meaningful, participative and collective spaces for disabled people and the emergence of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs).
ILMI Webinar: Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask: Let’s talk about Sex!
Article 23 of the UNCRPD (Respect for home and the family) obliges Ireland to take effective and appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against disabled people in all matters relating to marriage, family, parenthood and relationships, on an equal basis with others”, yet in 21st Century Ireland there is an absence of discussion on the inclusion of disabled people in sex positivity, sexual health awareness, sexuality, assisted reproduction and parenthood.
Join us on the 13th July to hear from disabled activists and researchers to hear what real inclusion of disabled people in discussions and services relating to sexual awareness, sex positivity and parenting would look like, and what policy makers need to do in Ireland to fully realise Article 23 of the UNCRPD.
Our ONSIDE project Coordinator Peter Kearns will MC a panel discussion featuring disabled activists from Ireland and abroad, including ILMI Vice Chair Selina Bonnie, Full Spectrum Ireland community development worker Niall Jordan, Dr Áine Sperrin from the Re(al) Productive Justice project NUIG and Jennie Williams, CEO of Enhance the UK.
ILMI Webinar: Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask Part 3: Let’s talk about the Social Model of Disability: and why that matters!
The Social Model of disability has driven much of the successes of the Global Disability Rights Movement. Developed by disabled people it informs many key policy approaches including the UNCRPD. But how much do we know about what the social model means, its importance to disabled people and its practical implications for policy development and investment in the inclusion of disabled people?
Join ILMI for an informative webinar on Wednesday 7th September at 3pm. Our ONSIDE project Coordinator Peter Kearns will MC a panel discussion featuring disabled activists from Ireland and abroad.
For more information see www.ilmi.ie.