FREE FOOD! Now we’ve got your attention, the collective is a space for people anywhere on the wide spectrum of disability to come together in safety and comfort to discuss issues relevant to our community.
We change up the theme every two or three weeks. At the moment, we are using the collective as a reading space to eat and engage with disabled authors.
We will have free food and a range of books from authors like Kay Redfield, Anne Finger, and Daniel Tammet. Hang out, read, and discuss with us!
As a department, we practice the social model of disability as a form of social exclusion, not a physical or mental deficiency. To be a disabled person means having your experiences limited by ableism. To be disabled in the social model context meant to be socially disadvantaged as opposed to physically disadvantaged; and excluded, not because of the individual’s inability to fit in with their surrounding environment, but because of society’s inability to include them. We celebrate our difference and fight for support and accessibility from the broader community. Able bodied friends are welcome!
If you’re interested in the Disabilities Department and the above description sounds like your sort of thing, come along to the Disabilities Collective. We’d love to hear all your opinions on everything department related – events, campaigns, activism – as well as providing you with a chill, safe environment to relax and talk to like-minded folk.
1pm-2pm Thursdays during semester
Training Room 1, level 3, Union House
Fun times guaranteed!