Dementia Activism Week

Date and Time

Tue, 15 September 2020

11:00 – 12:15 BST

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About this Event

This online event – and others hosted by the Life Changes Trust during Dementia Activism Week – provides the opportunity to share learning from Loud and Clear (which charts 20 years of activism of people with dementia in Scotland), with as wide an audience as possible. This recognises the important contributions made by people with dementia and also those who support them.

We also want to take this opportunity to shine a light on the great work that has been done in the past and is currently being done by people with dementia who are activists, campaigners or who see themselves making change happen, and what the future looks like for activism. This might be nationally, regionally, locally or with family and friends.

We want to encourage as many people to get alongside and support Dementia Activism Week including people with dementia, unpaid carers, supporters and stakeholders.

In this event, four people who are living with dementia will share with each other (and the audience) what they have learned from being effective activists. They will then take any questions from participants about how others can carry on the good work they have already done – or ‘passing on the baton’. This event will be hosted on Zoom.

Format for the event:

11.00 – Welcome and introductions

11.15 – Panel discussion

11.40 – Selected questions from the audience , answered by James McKillop, Agnes Houston, Martin Robertson and Gerry King

12.15 – Finish

The event will be of interest to:

  • Current or potential campaigners and activists
  • Allies, advocates and supporters
  • Dementia and disability organisations
  • Equality and human rights organisations
  • Researchers
  • Policy and decision-makers
  • Practitioners

Once you have registered for this event, the Zoom link will be emailed to you on Monday 14th September.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-acorns-to-oak-trees-passing-on-the-baton-of-dementia-activism-tickets-119884173791

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Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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020 7708 4497

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Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45