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Surviving Through Story Conference

We are having a conference!

It is on Thursday 25 November 2021 from 2pm until 3.30pm.

We're hosting this conference to celebrate the lives of people with a learning disability during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to look forward to the future and what we want to change.

We're also aiming to get 100 stories featured on the site! So if you submit your story between 1 October and 24 November 2021 you will be entered into a prize draw and the winners will be announced at this event.

The conference will be on Zoom

Use this link to join:

The Meeting ID is 941 8653 8577

Listen to some amazing speakers!

  • Welcome and introduction to the website from Ajay Choksi, Rix Centre UEL

  • Shaun Webster, self advocate, and Ben Newmark, history teacher, will discuss their project Learning Disability History.

  • Developing Photosymbols for Covid-19: What We Did and How We Did It, Hayley Burwood from Opening Doors and Pete Le Grys

  • Black Lives Matter during the Pandemic, Paul Christian

  • Then our Prize draw!

  • Covid Stories from the learning disability community, Danielle Garratt, Sarah Watson, Emily Barrett and Noelle McCormack from Brighton and Hove Speak Out.

  • An update about the future of Surviving through Story

  • Followed by a discussion and any last questions for speakers.

If you would like us to email you to remind you about the event, please register here: Surviving Through Story Tickets, Thu 25 Nov 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite


If you submit a story you will be entered into a draw to win one these great prizes:

  • A Big Mac

  • An Amazon echo dot

  • A Samsung tablet

  • A sensory story from Bag Books called ‘The Uninvited Guests’

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