The DaDaFest International Congress: Disability Culture and Human Rights will run from 2 – 3 December 2014 at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.
The arts are a tool for change, challenge and celebration. They create an effective platform to empower disabled people. This congress will explore how communities and artists from across the globe are using the arts as a vehicle for social change.
It will create opportunities to tell, show and share. It will provide examples of creativity and artistic excellence from countries and cultures across the world. With the central theme of disability culture as a catalyst for social justice, the congress will showcase how empowering people through culture is a gateway to social and economic opportunity.
Speakers at the congress will include Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England; Rachel Kachaje, Deputy Chair of Disabled People's International; Dr Chris Smit, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences; Amanda Cachia; Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip Hop Nation; Laura Evans, Programme Lead at Epic Arts; and writer Kate O'Reilly.
Prices range from £35 – £210