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Disability: Enabling Participation in Politics

Thursday 19 September 2019 | 19.30-21.30 | Charlton, Lodndon

This event will focus on addressing the barriers to standing for political office and getting involved in political activism more broadly.

The panel includes:

  • Sarah Veale (Chair)
  • Dr Elizabeth Evans
    Goldsmith University expert in barriers to participation in Politics. Currently doing an ongoing piece of research interviewing disabled activists in all parties about barriers to standing
  • Rachel Garrick
    Wales Co-operative Party and outgoing Disability Officer, Open Labour. Past Disabled Candidate
  • John Galloway
    Specialist in Adaptive Tech solutions - ‘the technology in your pocket and how it can make political activism and participation more inclusive.’
  • Caroline Walsh
    Researcher in barriers to participation and motivations to volunteering by disabled people. Past candidate Disability Officer Open Labour, Greenwich Coop Party.


About the venue

Charlton House is 0.1 Mile from the nearest Bus stop served by the 53, 54 and the 422 buses and it is 0.6 miles away from Charlton train station, you can find additional transport options on the TFL journey planner.

The event is taking place on the Ground Floor, taxies can drop off outside the main entrance.

Accessible toilets are available on the Ground Floor.

Click here to view the venue's Accessibility Guide.


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