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Annual Conference 2017

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Defending our Rights: Challenging Attitudes

19th October 2017 @ Orbit Centre, Merthyr

During 2017, the review of the Framework for Action on Independent Living and the UN’s examination of the UK and Welsh Government regarding implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People has provided a timely focus on whether policies and provision in Wales deliver on disability rights and equality.

Furthermore, as arguments over ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit rage, what impact will it have on disabled people and following the outcome of the General Election, where does it leave the UK Government’s austerity agenda?

Don’t miss out!

Disability Wales’s Annual Conference Defending our Rights: Challenging Attitudes explores these questions and issues with the assistance of a panel of expert speakers and round-table discussions.

  • Find out how Welsh Government proposes to take forward its commitment to disabled people’s rights from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant AM
  • Learn about the EHRC’s approach to tackling discrimination faced by disabled people from Ruth Coombs, the new Head of Wales
  • Be inspired to campaign for change by leading disability rights activist Tara Flood from the Reclaiming our Futures Alliance
  • Network and exchange ideas with fellow DW members, stakeholders and supporters.
  • Be the first to preview DW’s new website as a tool for sharing information, resources and expertise on disability rights and equality

 

Annual Conference and AGM

Defending our Rights: Challenging Attitudes

Programme

9.30am:     Registration & Refreshments

10.15am:   Welcome and Scene Setting

Rhian Davies, Chief Executive

10.30am:   Campaigning for Change

Tara Flood, Reclaiming our Futures Alliance

11.45am:   Regulating our Rights

Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales, EHRC

11.00am:   Panel Discussion

11.15am:   Break

11.30am:   Round Table Discussions

12.20pm:   Driving Forward Disability Rights

Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

12.45pm:   Summary

1.00pm:     Lunch

2.00pm:     Website Launch

Demonstration: Promo Cymru

2.30pm:     AGM and Project Presentations      3.30pm:         Close

Book your place now at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-conference-and-agm-19th-october-2017-tickets-37536701284  or download a booking form from this page or telephone us on 029 20887325