Entries in CHALLENGING DISABALISM (24)

Tuesday
Sep202011

Altogether Better (1994)

by Micheline Mason & Richard Rieser (T)

Contents:  A booklet and video pack which explains the importance of educating disabled children in mainstream schools. Has some useful graphics and cartoons and arguments for inclusive education Comic Relief/RRDE . The film clips can be used with classes. http://www.worldofinclusion.com/resources.htm#altogether

[Click this link for a PDF version]

Tuesday
Sep202011

Are We Nearly There Yet

Contents:  The results of a survey in 2001 of 100 wheelchair using school students, carried out by a 16 year-old wheelchair uswer, revealed a shocking lack of access and disability equality. Summary  Checklist for Action.

http://www.worldofinclusion.com/res/awnty/AWNTY_checklist_page1and4.jpg

http://www.worldofinclusion.com/res/awnty/AWNTY_checklist_page2and3.jpg

Full Report is available from Eleni Burgess for £4 including postage. e-mail eleni.burgess@googlemail.com  

Wednesday
Nov162011

Born on the Fourth of July - Ron Kovic

Antiwar activist and Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic has turned his personal tragedy into a blessing by helping other people. As a young ma, Kovic thought that fighting a a war was a heroic, glamorous job.

Kovic was paralyzed from the waist-down after he was shot in the shoulder. Physically wounded and mentally unstable, Kovic thought he would return home to a hero's welcome. Instead, he was spat on by Americans, and placed in a miserable Veteran's Hospital.

See this link for more details -http://www.heroism.org/class/1970/kovic.html

or check this out : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-kovic/a-letter-to-the-president_b_337002.html

 

Wednesday
Nov162011

Crippen

Crippen is otherwise known as Dave Lupton, who goes under other alter-egos such as Sox from time to time.
Somewhat slowed down by having to use a wheelchair for a while, Dave found himself surrounded by ideas for cartooning based upon Disability and Disability issues. It wasn't long before the alter ego "Crippen" emerged and the rest, as they say, is history.
Find out more at  http://www.crippencartoons.co.uk/

OR go to OUR SHOP to buy CRIPPEN POSTCARDS.

Wednesday
Nov162011

DAN

DAN - The Direct action Network

Film about struggle for Human Rights in UK.

Watch this youtube.com video (link below)

Part 1 1995 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngkx8ASyWa

 

Thursday
Nov172011

DARE - Nabil Shaban

DARE, Disabled Anarchist Revolutionary Enclave, a fictional group of disabled terrorists
opposed to the new eugenics movement, through genetic engineering, genetic therapy, abortion of all disabled babies...in other words, Genetic Cleansing.

DARE was originally created for the theatre in 1997, from an idea by Nabil Shaban, who was already a disabled activist with DAN, the Direct Action Network, who were protesting at the lack of accessible public transport for disabled people. Their protests and acts of civil disobedience worked. Britain now has wheelchair accessible buses, trains and taxis.

Watch it on youtube.com! > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9KnIfSqwE

Tuesday
Nov012011

Defying Stereotypes: The Way forward

Stereotypes are groups of attitudes which have little or no basis in reality and yet persist in cultures. Stereotyping reduces the individuality and character of people to false social constructs. This leads to name-calling and violence towards the subjects of stereotyping, undercutting the humanity of the victims.

There are ten main stereotypes of disabled people:

Click this link for our document on these stereotypes, and how to avoid them!

Wednesday
Nov162011

Disability and Social Change

"Combining critical policy analysis with biographical accounts, this book provides a socio-historical account of the changing treatment of disabled people in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. It asks whether life has really changed for disabled people and shows the value of using biographical methods in new and critical ways to examine social and historical change over time."

http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781847427861&

Tuesday
Sep202011

Disabled People in Britain and Discrimination

by Colin Barnes (1991), Hurst, London.

Contents: General position disabled people.  Chapters on position of disabled people education and history very relevant. This book paved way for legislation in the UK.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies/archiveuk/Barnes/disabled%20people%20and%20discrim%20foreward.pdf

Tuesday
Sep202011

Disabling Imagery (2004)

by Richard Rieser

Contents: A teachers guide packed full of ideas for examining how disability has been portrayed in moving images of cinema and TV. Lots of lesson ideas. A DVD with 22 film clips included. From British Film Institute or Worldof inclusion.com  £25. DVD on its own £10.

Online text: www.bfi.org.uk/disablingimagery

[Or click here for full PDF version