This is a platform for Labour supporters to talk about their interests and policies, which will allow for a meaningful debate to push forward the aims of the Labour Party.
The event is to push forward with a Labour vision, recognising that all panel members are Labour Party members and committed to the idea of a Labour Party tackling inequality, reducing marginalisation and embedding human rights at the centre of a functioning government.
Panel speakers will draw on their personal experiences, local constituency work and national/international platforms to reinforce their points.
The hour session will explore the following key areas:
- Disabled people being part of society (thinking about: how easy is it to access services to support disabled people and meet their health and social care needs; also, opportunities to gain meaningful employment and access education with the right level of support…)
- Why is it important for a government to commit to social justice/human rights initiatives (thinking about: current government’s attempts to dismantle equality legislation, many people do not know their rights and how can the Labour Party explain the importance of rights from grass-root to national policy forums…)
- What can the Labour Party do (thinking about: how do we ensure disabled people have more choice and control when accessing services; how do we build better communication between campaigners, community members and government?...)
The panel will be chaired by Dr Paul Darke (academic, writer and cultural critic) and will include Debbie Abrahams (Labour MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary), Margaret Greenwood (Labour MP, Wirral West) and Miro Griffiths (Liverpool John Moores University).
Jeremy Corbyn has been invited.
The event will take place at Liverpool John Moores University (room location to be confirmed). If you have access requirements please contact Miro Griffiths (email@example.com / 07835 413 238).