DPAC will be having a week of actions nationally and virtually from August 29th and culminating on September 4th with mass events and actions in London.
Thursday 29th August – launch on anniversary of coffin delivery to Atos, make Crossrail fully accessible protest, plus more….
Friday 30th August – local protests –go to local MPs, Atos offices, schools and colleges that are creating barriers to inclusion. Plus more…
Saturday 31st August – disability, art and protest exhibition and gig
Sunday 1st September –
The Social Model In The 21st Century – Why Is It Still relevant?
Monday 2nd September – Media direct actions, picking up the pace as we come to the end of the week of action
Tuesday 3rd September – ‘I Dare’ day – to reinforce that we want Rights not Charity and a society where disabled people are able to operate on our own terms as disabled people.
Wednesday 4th September – Grand Finale events in London and public launch of the Manifesto ‘Reclaiming our Futures’
DPAC want to get disabled people from around the UK out resisting, based on their experiences, creating disabled people’s space, raising awareness of what we are all about. But there is plenty of social media stuff too.
The Anti Atos message last year was very clear and very successful. This year DPAC want the messaging to be broader and to be about what we want and expect from any future government including all aspects of inclusion.
DPAC has some funding for the week of action and they have worked out what they have the capacity to do. DPAC are asking other groups to think about what they can put on and contribute to the week.
They are asking people around the UK to do things as well – debates, forums, art exhibitions, protests, to link in with this. Let them know what you’re planning and they’ll publicise it!