“Everything you wanted to know about disability but were too afraid to ask!” – ILMI Webinar


Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) would like to invite you to a webinar Everything you wanted to know about disability but were too afraid to ask!, which will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 5th May at 3pm.


May 5th is European Independent Living Day and ILMI are hosting this event at 3pm to bring disabled people and their supporters together to raise awareness of Independent Living. The webinar will be an opportunity for people to come together and listen to people from a social movement discussing the reality of living with a disability in Ireland. Through the webinar you can listen informally to information around the social model of disability and how it really informs the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). You can also listen to a number of disabled activists discussing the use of language and the role of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) in modern Ireland.

Guest Speakers:

On May 5th ILMI are delighted to be joined by the Minister of State at the Department of Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth with responsibility for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD. The webinar will also feature a short input from special guest speaker, Maggie Cameron followed by a facilitated panel discussion with a number of disability activists.

Who is this webinar for?

Everyone is most welcome. It is particularly relevant to disabled people, politicians, policy makers and everyone in all areas of disability, education, community and social movements. This ILMI event is a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to listen directly to disabled activists and hear about the issues facing disabled people through an equality and human rights lens. Anyone with an interest in equality, human rights, community development, policy development and building an inclusive Ireland may wish to attend.

How Do I register?

Tickets are free. However, as it is a Zoom webinar spaces are limited.

If you would like to take part, please email susanobrien@ilmi.ie or call Susan on 086 1712648 as soon as possible to reserve your ticket. Once spaces are full a waitlist will apply, and tickets are being allocated on a first registered basis.

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