Disability History Month runs from 16th November through to 16th December 2022. The theme this year is:
Disability, Health, Wellbeing.
It was highlighted during the Covid 19 pandemic the fragility of the rights of the disabled community. It showed how rights were overriden by politicians, medical professionals or the population in general judging by abelist standards. Disabled people were not protected and had the highest preventable death rate.
(Taken from Disability History Month Webpage)
For further information on Disability History Month please see their webpage.
The Library will be projecting the Disability History Month Launch Event in the Library Events Area 7-8.30 on Thursday 17th November 2022. This will be a face to face event in the Events area in the Library. This will be broadcast live on zoom by the central Disability History Month organisation. Bookings for this event are here.
A recording of the launch event is now available for you to watch on youtube.
Sitting Tai Chi
Face to face and online. Library events space. 24 November 2022 1-2pm. To book, click here.
Cast: Alan King; Brenda Fricker; James McAvoy; Miriam King; Romola Garai; Steven Robertson.
Synopsis (taken from Box of Broadcasts): Moving drama about a young man with cerebral palsy whose life is changed by the arrival of a rebellious companion at his Dublin home for the disabled. Together, the pair find a flat and hire a nurse to take care of them, but they both end up falling for her, which causes friction in their friendship.
Documentary and Discussion
Events Space in Lancaster University Library - 5th December 2022 12-1.30pm.
There will be a viewing of the documentary programme "Click" (2020) A vision of the future. Which was originally broadcast on Sunday 6th December 2020. This documentary shows some of the groundbreaking technology that can help disabled people. The documentary is 30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion lead by Liz Fawcett on the topics of Disability and environmental impact, cost of living and accessibility. It would be good to have as many people as possible to hear their views and experiences. To book click here.
Face to face in Event space in the Library - 14th December 2022 1pm onwards.
Boccia is an inclusive sport played sitting down which is a bit like boules. You can see someone playing it here. We hope you will have fun having a game of Boccia which is a Para-Olympic and Special-Olympic sport. To book a space to join in click here.
Location: Lancaster University Library A Floor
From Wednesday 16th November, a collection of books and pamphlets on the subject of Disability History will be on display near the entrance to the Library.
Databases for media
There are various databases Lancaster university Library subscribe to that have films, documentaries and other media resources which are searchable for themes such as Disability:
British Film Institute (BFI) Which this link is to Disabled Britain on Film
Box of Broadcasts This f
Book Display A Floor Entrance