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?
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.
Janine speaks on Autism Equality in the Workplace at a day event organised by Autism Anglia.
Venue: Theatre Royal, Norwich
Details to follow.
Janine will be give a presentation and answer questions mark Autism Awareness Day.
Venue: Leeds Civic Centre.
Attached is an article in advance of the event in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Due to impending surgery, this event has been postponed. Watch this space for rescheduled date!
Janine tutors this week-long course, which takes place in Glasgow and is free to RMT reps and members to attend.
For more information and to register, email Janet Cassidy.
Election of co-Chair: Sean McGovern, the Disabled Workers' representative on TUC General Council, chairs the Committee. I was re-elected unopposed as co-Chair for another year.
Action on Resolutions from Disabled Workers Conference
Smile. Lock eyes.
Not ticked but starred.
Soft skills are hard.
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.
Val Graham reviews Autism Equality in the Workplace by Janine Booth.
Janine Booth, poet and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace, is both a worker and trade union activist. A member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, her handbook Autism in the Workplace was published online by the TUC in 2014.