Festival Programme

A mix of conversations and workshops (including space for anyone to host a conversation or workshop during the event) around building an even more effective disability rights movement

People walking at the Disability Pride March

We'll be taking on questions like:

  • what do we mean by “activism” and “disability rights movement”?
  • do we spend too much time fighting amongst ourselves?
  • what role can allies best play?
  • how does social change happen?
  • what can we learn from other social justice movements, #moments, leaders like Greta Thunberg?

Also!

  • World Premiere’ screening of video interviews with some of our heroes – disability activists in Aotearoa whose work and commitment has helped get us to where we are today.
  • A focus on a broad social change issues (poverty, housing, citizenship, legal issues transport, employment, discrimination, violence, inclusion and justice) not systems, funding and services.
  • Conversations designed 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 accessible to, and inclusive of, disability and disabled people in their work.

An easy-going programme with plenty of time for connecting, hanging out, performance, making music, relaxing, and creativity.

 

Friday 14th Feb

11.00am
Powhiri
12.00pm
LUNCH
1.00pm
Panel Interview – Setting the scene and vision for disability rights movement
2.00pm
Panel Q&A
2.30pm
Performance
2.50pm
Provocation
2.55pm
Activist Interview Project – Introduction to video interviews with seven NZ disability activists
3pm
AFTERNOON TEA
3.15pm
Workshops – Responding to Setting the Scene panel
4.15pm
Plenary discussions
5.30pm
END DAY ONE
7.30pm
Social event

Saturday 14th Feb

9.30am
Keynote Conversation – Paula Tesoriero & Robyn Hunt
10.30am
Keynote Q&A
11.00am
MORNING TEA
11.10am
Panel Interview – With people involved in disability rights and other social movements what can we learn from each other?
12.00pm
Panel Q&A
12.30pm
LUNCH
1.30pm
Performance
2.00pm
Open Space Workshops – Invited presenters and/or host your own conversation
3.15pm
Open Space Workshops – Invited presenters and/or host your own conversation
4.30pm
AFTERNOON TEA & END

Sunday 16th Feb

9.30am
Keynote Conversation – Mojo Mathers: Politics & Activism
10.30am
Keynote Q&A
10.35am
MORNING TEA
11.15am
Performance
11.45am
Interest group meetings – A chance to meet with your peers
12.45pm
LUNCH
1.15pm
Provocation
1.20pm
Blueprint for change – Where to from here for our involvement in the disability rights movement
2.20pm
Poroporoaki
3.15pm
END