Rights NOT Games – Week of ACTION 4th – 10th September 2016
This September, DPAC will be using the interest surrounding the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio to draw attention to the cumulative impact of the cuts on Disabled People that are taking disabled people’s rights back decades with attacks in every area of our lives from education to independent living to employment to income.
Click link below for all the details for the #RightsNotGames week of action
Whilst we will not be protesting the Games themselves we will be using this opportunity to raise awareness of the increasing number of disabled people whose access not only to sport and recreation but also to basic human rights to eat drink and use the toilet are being taken away as a result of the cuts.
The week will include an exhibition of work by disabled artists, the launch of a report evaluating the impact of the closure of the independent living fund one year on, a national day of action, a protest calling for No More Benefit Deaths and the “Resistance Beyond Borders” conference with international campaigners speaking on how to collectivise our opposition to the impact of austerity on disabled people.
More details will follow in the next few days, so please check the DPAC website for updates www.dpac.uk.net Initial dates are
Sunday 4th – Art for Rights -London
Monday 5th – Demand the Right to Independent Living – London
Tuesday 6th – National Day of Action – everywhere
Wednesday 7th – No More Claimant Deaths -London
Thursday 8th (from midnight to coincide with paralympic opening ceremony) – Online Action -everywhere
Saturday 10th- – Conference with international speakers -London.
Some funding will be available to help with travel and other costs.