Defiant Lives – film screening and discussion, Disability Research Edinburgh

Thu 22 February 2018

14:00 – 17:00 GMT

Screening Room

University of Edinburgh

50 George Square



‘Defiant lives’ (Sarah Barton, 2016) is a film, telling the story of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia, using archival footage and interviews with activists.

For more information about the film see https://defiantlives.com/

The Disability Research Edinburgh network will host this opportunity to see this film and to lead a discussion on disability activism to today. The discussion will focus on the film and its implications for current debates regarding disability rights and collective action

This film screening is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning. For more information about the festival see the Festival website http://www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk/

As well as showing this film, we are organising an event on carrying out research – for information see here

Refreshments provided – please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements

Tickets are free but please register so that we know how many people to expect.

The film will be shown on the ground floor of 50 George Square Edinburgh and is accessible to wheelchair users. For full information about access to the film screening, see here

The film will have subtitles and facilities for audio-description.

We have booked a sign language interpreter for the discussion.

Please contact us if you have any further accessibility requirements

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Jackie Gulland jackie.gulland@ed.ac.uk

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for University and University approved third parties. For further information, please contact the organiser

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