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"Rights, inclusion, activism, untold stories..."

On the 27th of July 2019 Arkbound was privileged to contribute to the Arnolfini event “Untold Stories” which celebrated 30 years of Disability Activism in Bristol. The poster for this event features below, a photo taken in 1989. Arkbound Foundation supported the event last year by installing a wall of art, a wall of thoughts and comments along with writing and art workshops. We also provided lots of homemade snacks and cakes. The event was an inspiring catalyst, since we've been meeting regularly under BRIL (Bristol reclaiming independent living) to imagine what a community generated publication on disability rights, inclusion, and activism might entail.

Arkbound is inviting everyone to help get 'untold stories told'. This might include poems, together with essays about disability rights, letters from lived experience, or recent history including updates on policies, accessibility and legislation.

Recent emergency legislation in the coronavirus billwill put disabled people at risk. You can find out about it here. We also want to signpost you to a pracitcal guide to Coronoavirus if you are disabled  - HereDuring this time, we are hoping to keep everyone engaged through our project, though we have had to move towards online communication, mentoring via Zoom/video call, emails, texts and social media. 

 If you want to be involved with this project contact our chair of trustees Val Popischill at  - SEN education was part of her MA, she became equality rep in Bristol over 10 years ago and has a steadfast personal commitment to this project.


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