Activate: an event for Young Disabled People

Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 07/12/2018 at 10am - 6pm

A friendly and secure space for young people to come together to discuss any barriers that disable them.

Friday 7th December, 10am – 6pm at CitizenM in Glasgow.

Inclusion Scotland presents Activate: An event for Scotland’s Young Disabled People, an interactive and inclusive event exclusively for disabled people aged 16-30.


To celebrate the Year of Young People in Scotland this social space is for you to find out more about activism for change. Whether you are already doing it, just starting or even if you just want to find out more about it. MC’d by comedian Rosie Jones @josierones we’ll discuss the issues that matter to you in your daily lives, and plot and plan for shaping the future.

From facing negative attitudes from others, experiencing hate crime, struggling to get the right care and support, feeling socially isolated, or getting into and on at work, young disabled people in Scotland face barriers every day that stop them from living the lives you choose. This also leaves little time or energy to campaign.

When stacked on top of the issues facing young people generally in Scotland – unstable work, worries about identity, issues around sex and relationships, student debt, rising rents – is everyday discrimination and inequality still leaving young disabled people in Scotland feeling disconnected and undervalued?

If this is ringing bells for you we want you at Activate! If you have an impairment but do not identify as being disabled we also welcome you!

This is a great opportunity to learn about what you can do to make change happen from experienced activists and media folks. We’ll have music, comedy and food. We’ve also reserved some space in the bar (over 18’s only!) for after and invite you to stay on and enjoy the evening. This is a courtesy and not part of the event and not under the control of Inclusion Scotland.

You can register for a place at the event on Eventbrite (This link will take you away from our website). If you have any questions about the event please email or phone 0131 281 0860.

Event details

Location:citizenM Glasgow Hotel
Time:10am - 6pm
Address:60 Renfrew Street


G2 3BW

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