DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS WEST MIDLANDS
DAY OF ACTION
CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE
3rd October 2016
St Philip's Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham
No More ‘’Cinderella’’ Role – We Will Go To The Ball!
PRESS RELEASEDisabled People Against Cuts West Midlands is a campaigning network opposed to the sham ‘Age of Austerity’, cuts to services, and the inequalities that continue to exclude disabled people from, or marginalise them within, mainstream social activities. DPAC WM has organised a Day of Action during the Conservative Party Conference to highlight disabled people’s experiences. We will tell our grim reality and demonstrate how our Cinderella role is played out daily.
The story to be told...
Cinderella was often locked away, forgotten, left to make baskets no one saw. Now she appears out, if allowed to, but her opportunities are decreasing again. One day her fairy godmother paid her a visit and told her life didn’t have to be like this. She promised to help Cinderella have a Ball, but in order to break the spell of the evil witch completely and free herself from her wicked stepmother and wicked stepsisters, Cinderella would have to find a magical key called Article Nineteen.
Why a Day of Action?
We challenge the Conservative Party’s view that the Government is implementing the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, especially its Article Nineteen. We accuse the Conservative Party of worsening the lives of disabled people by adopting policies and practices which increase our disablement, violate our bodies and minds and have whipped up disability hate.
We invite the mass media and general public to come along and hear our story...
Contact: Sandra Daniels & Bob Williams-Findlay – DPAC WM Co-ordinators
Email: DPACWM@outlook.com Telephone: 07887717213