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Disability: Political Representation and Activism Seminar

This seminar is supported by the Trinity College Equality Fund and the School of Education.

On Friday the 18th May disability activists, political leaders and international academics will gather in Trinity College Dublin to discuss the barriers to political representation and activism for people with disabilities in Ireland. They will be joined on the day by Minister for State and Disability Finian McGrath TD; MEP Marian Harkin and keynote speaker Professor Mark Priestley, University of Leeds.

Currently Irish people living with disabilities have restricted access to social participation in society especially when it comes to political representation. This landmark event is calling for a change to this, the recently ratified UNCRPD, Article 29, obliges state political parties to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities to participate in public and political life this event will outline the barriers and solutions to participation. This seminar will ask the question, how do we make these rights a reality?

Registration has now closed but you may add your name to the waiting list by emailing event organiser Vivian Rath.

Date | Friday 18th May 2018

Venue | The Red room, UCD Student Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

Time | 9.30am - 2.30pm