Conference: ‘Learning Disability Studies in Academia: Challenging Attitudes, Changing Lives’ (Manchester)

A free conference at the University of Manchester, 9th June, 10am-4pm.

Following the recent cases of death and abuse of learning disabled people and in particular the preventable death of Connor Sparrowhawk (LB), this conference will ask:

  • How can Learning Disability Studies make a real difference to the lives of learning disabled people?
  • How can Learning Disability Studies take more of an active role in challenging abuse and improving professional practice?
  • How can universities become more inclusive of learning disabled people and their views and expertise?

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sara Ryan (by video link), Connor’s mother and the Partnership Steering Group, Learning Disability Studies. Other speakers include Prof. Dan Goodley, Dr. Katherine Runswick-Cole, and Dr. Andrea Hollomotz.

The conference is aimed at academics, practitioners, learning disability activists, learning disabled people, family members, carers and students.

This conference is held in support of the Justice for LB campaign. Twitter @JusticeforLB and #107days hashtag.

To get details and book your place e-mail learningdisabilitystudiesmanchester@outlook.com

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