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Dyslexia superpower: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage

May 6 - May 31
Online

Another chance to see... Professor Nigel Lockett is The Dyslexic Professor - not a professor of dyslexia or an expert on dyslexia. He will share his personal insights from being a dyslexia survivor; how his experiences at school shaped his career and how his decision to disclose his disability has reshaped his understanding of dyslexia as a superpower. Nigel will discuss how his 52 weekly blogs enabled this journey of self-discovery … A Year in the Life of a Dyslexic Professor. Nigel states, “this journey continues in my work as an academic – including my research, teaching and engagement activities. I do think my dyslexic thinking helps me in all aspects of my work and disclosing I have dyslexia enables me and others to acknowledge the challenges and promote the advantages. In my experience, successful modern academics increasingly work in teams and disclosure provides the opportunity to build neurodiversity into any team from the outset.” A selection of University of York Open Lectures is now available online - to watch, please click on the website link below.

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Exposing the hidden consequences of food insecurity

May 6 - May 31
Online

Another chance to see... Dr Maddy Power, Department of Health Sciences delivers the YorkTalk ‘Food for thought: exposing the hidden consequences of food insecurity in Britain and the poverty of government thinking on work and welfare’ at the University of York, January 2020. A tide of hunger is sweeping across the UK, says independent MP Frank Field, describing the findings of a recent report by the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN). Research Fellow Dr Maddy Power argues that rather than eliminating food poverty, policy makers and their reliance on food banks, increasingly backed by supermarket chains, are in danger of 'normalising' the problem. Drawing on research in Bradford and York, Dr Power reports from the frontline where women struggling to feed their families are battling against a welfare system that plunges them deeper into debt, increases their sense of isolation and forces them to rely on - often church-based - food banks as the UK drifts towards US-style corporate food banking. Find out more about the IKnowFood project: https://iknowfood.org/ A selection on University of York Open Lectures is available to view online. To watch, please click on the website link below.

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1:00 pm

Covid-19 and Caring in Uncaring Times

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Part of the Caring in Uncaring Times online feminist conference 13-15 May Speakers: Aneta Ostaszewska, University of Warsaw; Eleonor Jupp, University of Kent; Sophie Bowlby, University of Reading; Brook Richardson, Brock University; Sophia Kier-Byfield, Loughborough University; Kristin Papcunova, Charles University; Aniko Gregor, Eötvös Loránd University; Daniela Komanická; Jaqueline Milner, Latrobe University; Blandine Mollard, European Institute of Gender Equality. Chair: Eleonore Kofman and Katerina Kolorova COVID-19  has raised a number of issues that engage with the themes of the ATGENDER conference. These include  the importance  of care and caring in society, inequalities in relation to receiving and providing care, the status of those who provide care to name a few themes. This panel will consist of short interventions on the topic. See here for abstracts for each speaker’s contribution. Zoom ID: 687 438 9672 Zoom password: 8ZWR1w

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2:30 pm

Human Rights, Coronavirus & Health and Care – what does it mean for people accessing services?

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

Online training from the British Institute of Human Rights. The new Coronavirus Act makes sweeping changes to legislation used daily in public services across the UK. Some of these changes are in force now (and importantly, some aren’t). Yet we already see people accessing services and their families feeling the direct impact of the new legislation. We know that prioritisation of care packages means that people are having their support withdrawn or cut down. We know that in some areas blanket approaches are being taken to advance care planning without consultation with the person or their family. We know that difficult decisions are being made and people are left in already or increasingly vulnerable situations. This session provides people and their families with; Support to know when decisions about your care and support may be lawful and when they are not.  Support to think about how to have those conversations with those providing your care and support. Who is this session for? This session is for anyone accessing or trying to access health and care who wants to find out more about their legally entitled human rights. It’s also for people who support a family member or a friend who may be experiencing worrying changes to their care or support during Covid-19. This session is not issue or setting specific- it’s a general introduction to human rights during coronavirus and will include a broad range of health and care examples What will be included? This two hour long session will include: - A short introduction to human rights law - Changes to existing legislation and practice as a result of the Coronavirus Act and what this might mean for your care and support. - How to evaluate if changes to your care and support are human rights compliant and when they are not. - The practical framework you can use to have informed discussions with care and support providers at this time or to challenge decisions you believe are not rights respecting. - Tips on how to use your knowledge to raise your human rights concerns. Please note that we can not provide legal advice or respond to individual cases in this webinar. How does it work The online training will take place via Zoom. Please book a place below and we will send a Zoom invite in advance of the session. There will be an online survey sent both before and after the training via email to participants. If we can make any reasonable adjustments for you please let us know in the booking form.

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