Edward Rushton Social Justice Lecture 2017


Date: 3rd December 2017

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island

Ticket: Free event


Disability Rights: Activism, Direct Action and the Continual Fight for Equality

Please come and join at us this annual event.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Jackie Driver, Principal Officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission with lead responsibility for tackling discrimination and disadvantage in the area of participation and private life.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Disability activists from Liverpool and Manchester, Mandy Colleran, Miss Dennis Queen, Evelyn Asante-Mensah and Miro Griffiths MBE. Cllr Dr Pam Thomas will chair the proceedings.

This year’s event will be specifically commemorating the vast contributions to the disabled people’s movement of Sir Bert Massie CBE and Lorraine Gradwell MBE. It will feature a display of some of the campaigning T shirts worn by Lorraine over the last 35 years that have been kindly provided by her husband Tony Baldwinson.

Our venue – the Museum of Liverpool – is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. The first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, it showcases popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. The prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013 was awarded to the Museum for its commitment to human rights as well as its work with children and families from all backgrounds.

The event is free to attend, but please register here: Tickets

The following access support will be in place: BSLI, captions, lip speakers, hearing loop and audio description – do let us know when you register if you require any additional support.



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