Just About Disability: Starting the Conversation
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
An open forum to talk about disability, swap stories, and ask questions without judgement.
- From: Wednesday 17 February 2021, 4 pm
- To: Wednesday 17 February 2021, 6 pm
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 17 February 2021, 2.00 pm
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Disability can be a sensitive topic. Fear of saying the wrong thing often prevents people from saying anything at all which can cause us to avoid having important conversations.
Hosted by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, this is an open forum to provide an opportunity to talk about disability, share stories and ask questions without judgement.
This event is open to everyone, all staff, students, and external guests. It will be held on Microsoft Teams, beginning with short presentations from our guest speakers, followed by a Q&A session.
Come along and share your story and pick up some tried and tested tips for looking after your wellbeing.
Christina Riley, Senior Planner (Tier 1 contractors) and founding member of Building Equality, the industry network for LGBT inclusion; Fairness Inclusion Respect Ambassador; STEM Ambassador; former chair of the Balfour Beatty LGBT and Allies network and co-chair of the Kier LGBT Network.
Dr Barlow Wright, Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Jennifer Bell, Co-chair of the Disabled Employee Network (NTU)
Fred Postles, Member of the Disabled Employees Network (NTU)
Jayne Gillies, Dyslexia Team, Student Support Services (NTU)
Chris Keast, Principal Lecturer in Property Management and Development, founder member and past chair of NTU Disabled Employees Network, Member of National Association of Disabled Staff Networks, Founder and Co-Chair of Chartered Institute of Building EDI Specialist Advisory Panel, National Judge of Inspire Construction EDI Awards, NTU LGBTQ+ Ally.