Disability Art and Equality Training

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These workshops are designed to be delivered to other organisations and businesses who require equality training but with an artistic twist.

People who come to the workshops are usually looking to gain new ideas, insights, experience and skills techniques from the sessions.

Participants from previous workshops have reported that they gained valuable experiences, learnt new skills and found the day to be a great networking opportunity.

 Participants comments:

  • Practical sessions were most helpful and enjoyable
  • Lots of interesting discussion
  • It was good to reinforce equality and diversity and look at /experience being a disabled artist - It was a lovely day and great to make new contacts
  • It has given me confidence to pursue my career in working in the arts with disabilities
  • I just want to say how much I enjoyed the workshop in Church Stretton. I learnt some stuff and made some new friends.
  • Thank you for organising the training day in Church Stretton.  I enjoyed the day very much - good to meet old and new faces and found it challenging in places!

Reflection about equality in today's society in 140 characters or less from workshop participants:

"Awareness of the desirability of equality is much better than it has been. There is still some way to go, in which the assertiveness of the minority and their advocates will be as important as the accommodation by the majority."

"Equality in today's society – depending on the situations, equality in today's society is variable. Equality is a right."

"Equality in today's society is still an ideal we are working towards. We will achieve it together."

"Rich/poor – 'Benefits Street' – where in the world you live. Class, still exists all over the world. Age of ego – not always perpetual alternative. Ways of being disabled/able-bodied, walking wounded. Black/white – part of world you come form or appear to come from."

"In theory we live in a society where every person has equal rights. However in reality for various reasons this is not the case. For example, I saw on TV a few months ago, a news item about a Roma family in Dublin, who had been woken up in the early hours of the morning and had their child taken away by the Garda because she had blonde hair and was thought to be kidnapped."

"Equality in society today? Everyone is equal – but some are still more equal than others. Let's change that together. Transformed education, better thanks to The Disability Act 1994."

 

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