An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act with a personal view of Alf Morris, the MP who put the private members’ bill before Parliament.
This event considers Alf Morris’ involvement in this Act and his work on behalf of people with disabilities, with perspectives on the legacy of the Act, and how debates and public awareness around disability have changed in the years since it was passed.
Miro Griffiths (@Mirogriffiths) is Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. He has been involved in disability rights since the age of fourteen and has ollaborated with various organisations, human rights institutes and government departments on a wide range of issues pertaining to disability politics and social theory. In May 2014, he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as recognition of his service to disabled people.
Gareth Millward (@MillieQED) is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and and his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2014 focused on how the category of disability policy was created and then evolved between 1965 and 1995.
Gill Morris (@Gill_Morris) is founder of Connect Communications and has over 30 years’ experience in increasing lobbying transparency and improving public affairs practices in the UK. She is also the daughter of Alf Morris.
Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, LSE.
This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreters.
The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEDisabilityAct50