Speaking, chairing, listening, debating, and performing poetry at the delegates' social.
Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!
Make me a mask so that no-one can see
That the face that I'm wearing is not really me
Get me a glaze to go over my eyes
To look like I'm looking while melting inside
Fetch me some specs that can read between lines
Fit me antennae that pick up the signs
Lend me a lens that reads unwritten rules
Bless me with patience to help suffer fools
Despite our crusade to screw the low-paid
And the jobless and sick in our midst
They're parading their crimes in our nursery rhymes
And in fairy tales told to our kids
We just can not pander to this vile propaganda
So my job as benefits minister
Is to go through each rhyme, taking one at a time
And eliminate anything sinister
Conway Hall, London
Janine will be giving a presentation about London Underground during the day, and performing poetry in the evening.
The organisers say:
UPDATE ON PREVIOUS ISSUES
Campaigners fear that government “pilot schemes” to “help unemployed people with mental health problems find work” will lead to people being bullied off benefits and will not address the causes of mental ill-health.
Save the Independent Living Fund
The Independent Living Fund provides funding for severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes and participate in society — so it's an obvious target for the Tory-LibDem government to cut!
When he answered that councillor's question
He let out a Freudian slip
When he argued for wages exemption
It wasn't a gaffe or a blip
When his Lordship said disabled workers
Should get by on two quid an hour
No, he wasn't just acting the jerk as
Though he'd just come down in a shower