Autistic people face discrimination and prejudice in a society which expects us to understand and fit in with social rules that are not of our making. People with autism are also part of the disabled people's fightback. This section includes my work providing 'Autism in the workplace' training and information for trade union representatives, plus campaign news, and personal and political observations.
Venue: Transport House, John Dobson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8TW
PCS members: Please contact your regional training officer if you would like to attend.
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Janine will be speaking about autistic workers and trade unions during the speaker session, and performing some neurodi-verse later in the evening.
"Building an autistic community"
Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Location: Cafe and bar, Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Real Opportunities Hackney is a new project to help identify work and volunteering opportunities for autistic people and people with learning disabilities in Hackney, launched in September 2016.
Janine was the guest speaker at the launch event.
In a pub somewhere near the Lovell Park Autism Hub. Meet outside the Hub at 7pm or text 07957-217639 to find out where we are! Janine will give a take about Marxism and Autism, then we'll chat about it. Can Marxism explain the social position and experiences of autistic people? Are there specific Marxist theories that are useful? Is capitalism both developed and disabling? What's class got to do with it?
Venue: Kingsland Hub
As part of Workers' Liberty's annual Ideas For Freedom event, Janine and Dr Dinah Murray will introduce a discussion on Marxism and autism.
How can Marxism explain the autistic experience in modern capitalism? What is the political economy of the neurodiverse working class? How are autistic people exploited and oppressed?
Venue: Student Central, Malet Street, London.
Janine will be speaking about Autism Equality in the Workplace and signing copies of her book at the Tolpuddle Martyrs festival, hosted by the Bookmarks bookstall.