This is a FREE event via Zoom

Thursday, 28 January | 6.30-8pm 

Please note this event will be recorded.

Live captioning and BSL interpretation will be available. Please let us know if you have any additional access requirements when registering.

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This discussion is about how to improve diversity, inclusion and belonging in Milton Keynes, especially in relation to disability, sensory impairment and neuro divergence. We invite thoughts from a range of speakers including those with lived experiences and those who provide services in support of access and inclusion, to identify key areas of concern, whether relating to health, policing, educations, hate crimes, social cohesion, access to services, employment or representations in the media. 

The event will be co-hosted by Fidele Mutwarasibo, trustee of MK Gallery, Bethany Mitchell, MK Gallery's Curator of Inclusion and Anthony Spira, Director at MK Gallery.

Speakers include: 

Ernie Boddington is Chair of Trustees for MK Centre for Integrated Living (CIL) a user-led organisation that provides advice, information and assistance to the Disabled community in and around MK.   

Amanda Carter Philpott is a trainer, writer, educator, public speaker, Hate Crime Champion, Domestic Violence Champion, and disability activist in the local community who runs a company called Pandora Inc CIC.  

Samuel Dore is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and graphic designer whose work can be seen via bursteardrum.net. Being profoundly Deaf and a huge film buff, he is very vocal about better access to films and is a BSL (British Sign Language) user. 

Polly Kempson is Deputy Headteacher at the Pace Centre, an independent school in Aylesbury that specialises in the education of children with cerebral palsy, motor disorders, and related conditions (including sensory impairments or communication difficulties). 

 Angela Novell is the CEO of award-winning local disability charity MK SNAP, Former Director of Education MK Dons Sport & Education Trust and Founder President of Soroptimist International MK, working to empower women & girls. 

Ian Revell is the CEO of the MK Community Foundation, a leading grant-making charity helping to make Milton Keynes a great place to live and work. 

Kerry Thompson is a Multi-award winner and one of the UK’s leading disability advocates and blogger with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. 

Jeremy Beake is Corporate Policy & Equality Manager at Milton Keynes Council

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