Trailblazers and the fight against discrimination

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Trailblazer Hannah-Lou Blackall talks about her involvement in the fight against discrimination at the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign National Conference 2011.

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Trailblazers and the fight against discrimination

  1. 1. Working together National conference 15 October 2011
  2. 2. Trailblazers Young Campaigners Network
  3. 3. Our campaigns <ul><li>Access to: </li></ul><ul><li>Public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Cinemas </li></ul><ul><li>Disability harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2011 Update <ul><li>All Party Parliamentary Group </li></ul><ul><li>Lights Camera, Access cinema campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience and employment scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Regional group meetings </li></ul>
  5. 5. All Party Parliamentary Group for Young Disabled People <ul><li>Launched in February by the Speaker John Bercow MP </li></ul><ul><li>Young people with muscular dystrophy having their voices heard in Westminster </li></ul><ul><li>Working together to find solutions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cinema campaign <ul><li>Investigation into cinemas </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Picture report </li></ul><ul><li>Trailblazers film Lights, Camera, Access </li></ul><ul><li>Petition and charter of best practice </li></ul><ul><li>E-campaign victory </li></ul>
  7. 7. Work experience <ul><li>50 Trailblazers have carried out over 350 working days in three years </li></ul><ul><li>5 MPs to take a Trailblazer on a work experience placement </li></ul><ul><li>New skills and opportunities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other activities <ul><li>Disability harassment campaign </li></ul><ul><li>36 regional group meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy work for train companies, TV companies, government departments </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you <ul><li>Join our campaigns for better access </li></ul><ul><li>Come to our campaigning workshop </li></ul><ul><li>www.muscular-dystrophy.org/trailblazers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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