Autograph presents Rights in Light of Covid-19: Disability Justice, Online


Price: Free/ Pay What You Can


Provincetown Mass, 1990 by Lola Flash. From the series Cross Colour. Courtesy of the artist.

Join us for a discussion about how Coronavirus has impacted disability activism, rights for neuro-minorities, and socially engaged artistic practices. This is the second online event in Autograph’s series exploring human rights in light of Covid-19 – and what this means for civil liberties now and in the future. Our focus will be primarily on the UK.

Speakers will be Deborah Williams, Artist and CEO of Creative Diversity Network; Kate Adams, Artistic Director and CEO of Project Art Works; and disability rights activists Kevin Caulfield and Tara Flood.
In a livestreamed conversation, Deborah and Kate will consider the ways in which disability rights inform their creative projects and discuss the impact of Covid-19 on their work and the communities they support. Kevin and Tara will discuss the role of disability activism in creating lasting change in the face of systemic discrimination, drawing on their experience of campaigning at a local and national level.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Find out more on our website.

This event will have BSL interpretation. A captioned version of the panel discussion will be made available on our blog after the event.

Kate Adams is a visual artist, co-founder and director of Project Art Works.

Kevin Caulfield identifies as a Disabled person, and works for Hammersmith & Fulham Council in a senior role, providing cross Council leadership on co-production.

Tara Flood is a disability rights activist and until March 2019 was the Director at the Alliance for Inclusive Education, a campaigning organisation run and controlled by Disabled people.

Deborah Williams is an artist and CEO of Creative Diversity Network.

This event will take place online only, and everyone is welcome to join us. We will use Zoom for this event. Tickets are ‘pay what you can’, and there’s no obligation to pay in order to attend the event. Autograph is a registered charity, all donations support our arts and learning programmes.

1) Book a free ticket on this webpage, on Eventbrite, or the Facebook event. To ‘pay what you can’ (and support Autograph’s work), just add a donation with your tickets.

2) We’ll send you an email confirmation of your booking.

3) This online event will use Zoom. For the best experience, we recommend using the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. You can download the free software here. Or, you can access the event through your web browser without a download.

4) On the day of the event, we’ll send you a welcome email with a link to the event on Zoom. You will be able to join for the start of the event at 7pm (BST).

5) If you want to ask questions in the Q&A, you can submit them via the Q&A feature on Zoom.

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This event will have BSL interpretation. A captioned version of the panel discussion will be made available on our blog after the event.



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