Image courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust, Brighton & Hove

Forum and panel debate exploring disability and heritage over the past 100 years.
This event, which takes places during Disability Pride month, brings together a range of speakers looking at changes over the past 100 years for disability rights, experiences and learning, as well as exploring some of the themes from the 1921 census with regards to disability. We will examine experiences of disability, both natal and from injuries (including through World War I), with links to those with disabilities in the newly digitised 1921 Census.
The panel discussion event includes disability groups, Diversity & Ability and the British Polio Fellowship, with an Access Facilitator alongside other groups and individuals to explore:
• Representations of disability history
• Diagnosis, adaptations, understanding, assimilation and education
• Access and inclusion
This is an in-person event, but please register to join via Eventbrite.
The event takes place on Friday 1 July 2022 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
1921 Census project Information:
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to partner once more with the University of Brighton’s Centre for Memory, Narratives and Histories to deliver a new series of workshops, training, schools activities, public talks and webinars on key themes around the 1921 census. There will be a crossover with last year’s census project but with some additions and changes.
Using Find My Past, the National Archives and other more regional archives such as The Keep and West Sussex Record Office, through this project, we will explore hidden histories from the census from 100 years ago.
The 1921 Census is the largest ever census release, since its inception in England. On 19 June 1921, close to 38 million individuals in England and Wales completed a census return. This unique snapshot lets us step back 100 years and witness up close a key moment in the lives of those who had survived the First World War, and who were embarking on a new decade.
We will engage with local Sussex schools, disability charities and related organisations to offer these sessions and events with the aim of furthering knowledge and learning about how we lived one hundred years ago, and to show how key groups experience life at that time. Our events take place between April and July 2022.

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