Disability and Resilience: a south African Experience is the title of a public lecture organised by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing in collaboration with the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD). The public lecture by Tom Shakespeare will be held on 30 October 2017 at 17:00 in Lecture Theatre 2 University of Malta, Msida Campus.
Fee: Euros 10
Tom Shakespeare will talk about his research in four southern African countries, gathering qualitative data with disabled people who have achieved economic success in their lives. Most accounts of disability and development are very negative and focus on exclusion. Yet, some disabled people do succeed. It is important to tell these stories, to show the possibilities. What are the factors that enable people to succeed? Is it about inspiring individuals or enabling environments?
Tom Shakespeare is a qualitative sociologist and Professor of Disability Research at UEA, and was formerly part of the Disability and Rehabilitation team at WHO. His books include ‘The Sexual Politics of Disability’, and ‘Disability Rights and Wrongs’. He has been involved with the disability movement for 30 years.
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 18th October 2017