Webinar – Understanding Disability Hate Crime

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm BST, online (UK)


Understanding disability hate crime, led by Darryl Smith, 30 years experience championing, challenging and dismantling disabling barriers

Participants will gain an understanding of disability hate crime covering the historical and national context. People will also receive practical steps on supporting disabled people.

These sessions will cover:

  • Key legal framework
  • Historical context
  • The role of media
  • Social Model
  • Practical steps that better recognise when it’s happening and what to do about it.

“Darryl has over 30 years experience in the public sector. His career has focused on championing equality, cohesion and inclusion. He is a strong advocate of developing effective partnerships that challenge and dismantle disabling barriers to bring about effective and lasting change to people’s lives. Over the years he has supported local partnerships and working groups alongside numerous national roles that aim to break down the attitudinal, physical and societal barriers that disable people. As a founding member of the award-winning Strategic Disability Partnership he had a key role facilitating the Tackling Disability Hate Crime group. Through its influence and tenacity disability hate crime began to be more widely understood and addressed. Undoubtedly there is still a long way to go. Darryl is a keen advocate of the “social model” in that disabled people are not seen as passive receivers of a service but are actively challenging for equality working in partnership with allies.


Find out more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-disability-hate-crime-tickets-159685817579?

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