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Activist historians with learning disabilities – claiming our own history

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Activist historians with learning disabilities – claiming our own history

 

**We are working to make the recording for this event available. Any news or links will appear on this web page as soon as possible.** 

 

Online, free, but registration is essential. Email Katy k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk

Join us for an exciting and ground-breaking evening where activist historians with learning disabilities talk about their work.

People with learning disabilities have been excluded from their own history more than any other group. A new generation of activist historians are working with co-researchers to lay claim to their history, and tell it their way.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Christian and Sue Ledger – the black history of learning disability
  • My Life My Choice and Lee Humber – participation of people with learning disabilities in World War I
  • The Antonia Grandoni Project team – Antonia Grandoni’s story: bringing the past into the present
  • Nathaniel Lawford and Jan Walmsley – finding Grace Eyre and the origins of Shared Lives
  • The event will be chaired by Liz Tilley from The Open University's Social History of Learning Disability Research Group 

Panel presentations followed by audience questions and discussion
 

Supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre in collaboration with the Social History of Learning Disability Research Group.

 

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