Kaleidoscope: Miro Griffiths on Why Disability Rights is Important to Everyone

Part of the Kaleidoscope Festival: a week-long festival celebrating disability and challenging stereotypes
Last event: Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 8pm
  • £8
  • Garret Theatre

Miro Griffiths is an activist, researcher and teacher on human rights. He has been involved in disability rights since the age of thirteen and has advised the UK Government and European Commission, attended a United Nations ceremony in New York, and – according to the Disability New Service – is considered one of the most influential disabled people in Britain.

Miro will explore his journey into activism and highlight the extensive marginalisation he – and others – have encountered. The talk will highlight key issues affecting the disabled people’s community, such as: the lack of an inclusive education system, the detrimental impact of austerity measures, and the limited opportunities for disabled people to participate in local and national decision-making.

While raising awareness is important, there is also a need to offer solutions. Miro will draw on the ideas and demands that have emerged from disabled people’s activism and social movements, which can bring about the social change needed.

The audience will be invited to contribute questions and comments. The purpose of the talk is to question what we can do, individually and collectively, to challenge the oppression and marginalisation of disabled people.

As Miro suggests, “you are either on the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressors, there is no other option”

This event will be followed by a Q&A

This event will be British Sign Language interpreted

Certificate:

14+

Duration

Approx 80 mins

Festival Kaleidoscope Festival 2019
Storyhouse

A week-long festival celebrating disability and challenging stereotypes.