Outside in has joined #WeShallNotBeRemoved, a group of disabled artists and organisations working together to ensure our voices are heard, both during the Covid 19 pandemic and after, so that the UK’s recovery from the crisis is inclusive. The group argues that the effects of Covid 19 are “frighteningly magnified” for disabled people and warns that inclusive progress which the cultural sector has made over the past 40 years is being threatened by the pandemic.
An open letter has already been sent to the Government and on Wednesday 17th June a Social Media Action Day is planned where all disabled artists and disability/ inclusive arts organisations are being asked to come together to end ableism and to flood social media with their work all day, all making sure to post at 12 noon to get the movement trending. If you want to get involved with the social media campaign on Wednesday, you are asked to flood Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with posts of your work and using the hashtags #WeShallNotBeRemoved, #EndAbleism and a third #hashtag of your choice eg #CultureInQuarantine, also to tag in your national government and arts council:
England = @DCMS @ACE_National
Wales = @WG Culture @Arts_Wales
Scotland = @CultureScotGov @CreativeScots
Northern Ireland = @CommunitiesNI @ArtsCouncilNI
For further detailed information, tips and pointers including ideas for example posts, how to tag filmed content, tagging in relevant media etc, please see the document from #WeShallNotBeRemoved below.
Let’s make some noise!