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Panel and DiscussionBrighthelm Auditorium
Panel and DiscussionBrighthelm Auditorium

Piss on Pity: Disability Oppression

Tue 24.09.19
1pm – 2:30pm

This session will explore the relationship between disabled people’s oppression and capitalism. Disability is a historical, socially-created category and yet according to dominant ideas within society, the inequalities experienced by disabled people are still often viewed as inevitable. A panel of disabled speakers involved in writing and thinking about disability politics will present their analysis before allowing for group discussions on why and how misconceptions about disability persist and what we can do to challenge them.


Marsha De Cordova is MP for Battersea and Shadow Minister for Disabled People.


Ellen is a disabled activist with DPAC and author of a book about the government’s war on disabled people to be published by Zed Books in 2020.

Dr. Frances Ryan is a Guardian journalist, broadcaster and author of “Crippled: Austerity and the Demonisation of Disabled People” published this Summer.

Paula Peters is a leading member of DPAC, Chair of Bromley and Croydon Unite Community Branch and sits on the Unite London Area Activist Committee.


Disabled People Against Cuts is an organisation based in the United Kingdom for disabled people and allies to campaign against the impact of government spending cuts on the lives of disabled people.



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