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AMDP Inspire Series: Challenging Assumptions – Who are you calling disabled?

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Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Ossie Stuart

AMDP Inspire Series: Challenging Assumptions – Who are you calling disabled?

What makes a disabled person? Who decides which people are labelled as disabled? Would a wheelchair user still be disabled if all buildings had ramps?

Challenge your assumptions about disability and find out about the Social Model of Disability - a new way to look at the issues faced by people that people with different impairments.

Dr Ossie Stuart is an academic researcher and an independent equalities consultant, who has written key works on race, disability and social care. He worked at the University of Oxford, Surrey and York. Since 2002 he has worked as a freelance researcher and consultant and has been commissioned by the Department of Health, disabled people's user-led organisations and other voluntary sector organisations to provide training, advice and research relevant to social care. Dr Stuart is a wheelchair user and is of African Caribbean descent. He firmly believes that we are all entitled to fully participate in society and have control over our own destinies.

About AMDP Inspire Series

As part of its Academic, Multicultural and Diversity Programme (AMDP), Kingston University is holding a series of free inspirational talks open to the public.

Please book quickly as places are limited. These speakers are high profile and this is a fantastic chance to hear, first hand, about their experiences.

This initiative for Kingston University students aims to build:

  • strong awareness of how culture and experiences shape perceptions of self and others;
  • world views; and
  • structured thinking skills as an introduction to critical thinking, around the issues of diversity.

As research shows these are all skills which are extremely valued by employers – especially in a global city like London.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit
Enquiries: contact us online

Directions

Directions to Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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