'Being a parent and a disability ally' - live panel 12 noon 13 April


April 13, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm


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Join Imagine Better's senior researcher Carey-Ann Morrison, who is also the mother of a young disabled son, as she works with the panel to unpack some of the complexities around being a parent and an ally in the disability rights movement.


The panelists, who are all parents of a disabled child or adult, are:


The theme

Parents hold a complex and at times controversial position within the disability rights movement. They can both be an ally in support of disability rights and also an opponent to progressing the collective rights of disabled people. The aim of this panel conversation is to explore some of these complexities and consider issues of power, privilege and positionality.


The conversation will be organised around the following questions:

  • Where do parents sit within the disability rights movement?

  • How can parents remain critically reflective of their own power and privilege?

  • How do parents know 'when to pick up the baton and when to put it down again'?

  • What are some of the ways that parents can support their disabled child's self-advocacy or amplify their voice?

  • How can parents manage some of the tensions involved in their own individual advocacy for their child if it is in opposition to the broader aims of the disability rights movement, for example, segregated learning settings?


NZSL interpreters will be available on the day.

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'Being a parent and a disability ally' - live panel 12 noon 13 April


April 13, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm


Online - Sign up for the Zoom link or watch the live stream on Facebook