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Oct29

Mean As!

Thursday, 29th Oct 2020
12:30pm 1:30pm
Webinar
Contact:   ASID National Office
Email:   secretariat@asid.asn.au

Mean As!: People with a learning disability connecting the strands of Inclusive Research and Sexual Citizenship

Presenters:

Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch - Director of the Donald Beasley Institute

Paul Milner - Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute

The webinar will be recorded and made available to all people who register including those unable to participate in the live event.

When: Thursday 29th October 2020

Time:

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra time)

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Cost:  $0 ASID members & Concession / $25 Non- members
This cost includes access to the webinar and the recording.

Non-members - recording only $20

Background:

Many people with a learning disability describe lives lived at the very margins of sexual citizenship. People with a learning disability have also had little chance to “speak back” to the presumptions that shape their relational lives through inclusive research. In the “Mean As!” project, eight Storytellers with a learning disability and four emerging researchers with a learning disability wrote, listened, theorised and gifted their stories and ideas to an Online Library, they hoped would become a community resource. In this presentation we describe the project and the opportunity it afforded storytellers and researchers with a learning disability to draw readers into a moral conversation about their right to be sexual.

Biography:

Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch is the Director of the Donald Beasley Institute and Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Post Graduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago. As a sociologist Brigit has a strong interest in understanding the social lives of people with learning disability and is committed to initiating and achieving social change through research

Paul Milner is a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute (New Zealand). Finding new ways to elevate the voices and theorising of people with a learning disability has been a key theme in Paul’s research, and most especially within the research domains of participatory citizenship and belonging and the co-creation of inclusive research methods.

 

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