Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Festival of Activists, Advocates & Allies.

While we have had lots of positive feedback about the themes and lined up a programme of great speakers and workshops, we have also had feedback that the cost, especially including accommodation and travel, was a significant barrier for many people.

We will be addressing as many of these issues as soon as possible before we announce new dates and approaches to the Festival and the important conversations we all want to have about the disability rights movement.

We will provide everyone who has registered with a full refund, and if anyone has paid for travel and can’t get a refund we will cover any costs. Imagine Better apologises for any inconvenience this change has caused.

Festival aims

People walking at the Disability Pride March
To inspire more people – especially young people - to become active in the disability rights movement.
To celebrate and learn from our history and the stories of the activists and advocates that have got us to where we are today.
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Protest of disability activists holding placards
To provide disability activists, advocates and allies with more connections and information/tools that will help them be active, take care of themselves and fellow campaigners, have fun, and create social change.
To build stronger links between the disability justice/rights movement and other social movements, learning from how these movements have achieved change, and challenging them to become more inclusive of disability and disabled people in their work.
Disability activists in protest hold placard reading "make equaility the policy"

 

The Festival is being organised by Imagine Better with support from CCS Disability Action

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