Flyer for the event - Please share!

A celebration of and for all people with all disabilities.  All ages and families welcome.

Come and join us for music, entertainment, food, a family picnic area with entertainment for children, information stalls and fun!

(There will be access facilities as well as a changing places toilet to make sure that everyone who wants to attend can)

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On the 18th of March the first open Disability Pride Brighton meeting took place to allow people with disabilities to have their say on the planning of the event. There were 5 main questions for which many responses were received all of which are available to view from here.

Note: The text in BLUE are comments from people who identify as having a disability.

Question 1

  • What made you want to get involved?
  • What would you like to get out of it?
  • What would you like to feel?
  • What do you want Disability Pride Brighton to be?
  • What do you want it to achieve?

Answers may include socialising, loss of isolation, seeing all disabilities included, making people more aware of disability discrimination, gaining respect, inclusion.

ANSWERS TO QUESTION 1

Question 2

Not this year but…

  • How do we achieve this?
  • What would you like to see at Disability Pride Brighton next year?
  • How do you see the future of Disability Pride Brighton?
  • What ideas do you have?

Answers to Question 2

Question 3

  • Ideas for small scale things
  • Free, cheap and low budget
  • Ideas for fundraising now
  • Very important – do you have any personal contacts of people who might sponsor us
  • They can sponsor an item or give an amount – their name will be on Facebook page and website

Answers to Question 3

Question 4&5

  • Do you have any access needs that might not have been considered?
  • What do you think are most important things we can do this year?
  • What is the minimum it needs to be an inclusive success, for the first DPB?
  • Anything else you want to mention, contribute, add or ask?
  • Concerns?
  • Feedback about today?

ANSWERS TO QUESTION 4&5

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Here is my new song about disability awareness, discrimination and disability pride - “Normal”. Thanks to my (mostly!) lovely daughter, RACHAEL, for singing, to KIERAN for the tune and for playing the guitar, to Rachael and Kieran for the arrangement, to Ruby (Rachael’s almost two year old) for banging on the window with first the remote control and then a shell, to CHARLIE for keeping Ruby inside the house, to Ben, the Irish Wolfhound for walking in front of the camera and, finally, to JAMES for not letting Ben run into the road. A real family production! PS Please excuse my witch’s cackling at the end.

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Hi.  Don’t forget - as this event is mainly user-led by the disabled community, we are looking for performers, comedians, singers etc who identify as having some form of disability.  If you want to perform, please complete one of these application forms.  Thank you.

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Hello everyone

If you are interested in getting involved in Disability Pride Brighton as a volunteer or are taking part in the event in any way (other than just coming along), please join our Loomio group.

Loomio is a great way to get people together online and for getting things done!  It may look complicated but is actually very simple and straightforward to use.

Cheers

Jenny

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