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Rights in Light of Covid-19: Disability Justice

POSTED: 21 July 2020

Watch the video from this impassioned and important discussion.

Missed our online event, discussing how Coronavirus has impacted disability activism, rights for neuro-minorities, and socially engaged artistic practices? Watch the full video below, with captions and BSL interpretation by Ali Gordon.

Last week was the second event in Autograph’s series exploring human rights in light of Covid-19, with speakers Kate Adams (Project Art Works), Deborah Williams (Creative Diversity Network), Kevin Caulfield and Tara Flood (disability rights activists). Hosted by Autograph’s Livvy Murdoch.

Regretfully, the BSL interpretation is not visible during Kate’s presentation, between 5 minutes and 25 seconds – 26 minutes and 5 seconds.


Resources and reading related to this event

Inclusion London's report highlighting the grim effects of discrimination and inequality on disabled people during the coronavirus pandemic

• The pioneering work of Hammersmith & Fulham’s Disabled People’s Commission sets out eight recommendations for change to start tackling and overcoming the barriers that local disabled residents still face

• Project Artworks Covid-19 Resources - visit their website for links to practical advice and services during the Covid-19 crisis

UK Disability Arts Alliance ‘We Shall Not Be Removed’, an emergency response to the pandemic

Creative Diversity Network’s Doubling Disability Initiative

• Disability News Service, disabled activists call for a refreshed social model to ‘bring it back to life’.


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