DPAC is hosting some sessions at The World Transformed this year. If you don’t already know what The World Transformed is, here is a description from their website
The World Transformed is about thinking big. It’s about imagining radical change and planning how to make it happen. And it’s about doing it together.
We’re a 4-day politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, working to build left power both inside and outside of Parliament.
Since 2016 we’ve been mixing big names with the most inspiring grassroots voices from all over the world, tackling topics that others overlook. TWT is a space for everyone – from seasoned campaigners to people who are brand new to politics.
And you can read more about it on The World Transformed website
DPAC are hosting these sessions at TWT:
Support not sanctions: a radical new approach on social security
The social security system is in need of radical reform. We need support not sanctions. If you are a service user or just interested in social security then this is the session for you.
Find out more including how to sign up here http://theworldtransformed.org/festival/2019/programme/support-not-sanctions:-a-radical-new-approach-on-social-security
The future of social care and independent living
This session will explore policy ideas for social care/independent living for the future. While the crisis in social care is well known, politicians are reluctant to put forward solutions. Speakers from the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, a national network of grassroots disabled people led organisations, will put forward their ideas for the bold new vision that is needed, before enabling participants to share their thoughts on what a different system could look like and how we can get there.
Find out more including how to sign up here http://theworldtransformed.org/festival/2019/programme/the-future-of-social-care-and-independent-living
Piss on Pity: Disability Oppression
This session will explore the relationship between disabled people’s oppression and capitalism. Disability is a historical, socially-created category and yet according to dominant ideas within society, the inequalities experienced by disabled people are still often viewed as inevitable. A panel of disabled speakers involved in writing and thinking about disability politics will present their analysis before allowing for group discussions on why and how misconceptions about disability persist and what we can do to challenge them.
Find out more including how to sign up here http://theworldtransformed.org/festival/2019/programme/piss-on-pity:-disability-oppression
#MoreThanRamps: an introduction to accessible campaigning
This training session is designed as an introduction to accessible campaigning. Delivered by Deaf and disabled campaigners with a range of access needs, it will provide an over-view of tips for good practice access and inclusion with a chance for participants to share experiences and ask questions in a comfortable space. The session will also look at the future of campaigning and ideas for how to build more diverse activism for a bigger, stronger movement.
Find out more including how to sign up here http://theworldtransformed.org/festival/2019/programme/morethanramps:-an-introduction-to-accessible-campaigning
In addition DPAC is not hosting this session but we are promoting it, and we would encourage disabled people with an interest in accessible transport to go along
Policy Lab: Transforming Transport
How can transport become a universal basic service that all can access, a service that takes us beyond driving and flying, and a service which is so rooted in communities so that it can never be privatised? After a short introduction by Cat Hobbs, director of We Own It, which campaigns for public ownership of our public services, we will learn and discuss from lots of perspectives.
Come to this session to learn, listen, offer your ideas, and craft those ideas into policy proposals.
Find out more including how to sign up here https://master–theworldtransformed.netlify.com/festival/2019/programme/policy-lab:-transforming-transport