FREE event in partnership with DaDaFest: full details on the Museum of Liverpool website here.
Edward Rushton, anti-slavery campaigner and advocate for blind people, will be one of the figures celebrated in our exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool in February. Among Rushton’s legacies is an annual lecture at the museum.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Jackie Driver Principal Officer at the Equality andHuman Rights Commission with lead responsibility for tackling discrimination and disadvantage in the area of participation and private life.
Cllr Dr Pam Thomas will chair the proceedings. This 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.
The following access support will be in place: BSLI, captions, lip speakers, hearing loop and audio description – do let us know if you require any additional support. 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 selection of campaigning T shirts worn by Lorraine over the last 35 years thanks to her husband Tony Baldwinson.
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 work with children and families from all backgrounds.