Disability North’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday 4th December at MEA House, in Newcastle.
The AGM will provide an opportunity to look back over the last 12 months, and reflect on how our initiatives and services have made a difference to disabled people in the North East. We will also talk about some of the exciting new projects we are developing to take Disability North forward over the next 12 months.
This year our AGM will be held in acknowledgement of the International Day of Disabled People, and will include a Hate Crime Awareness workshop. Disability hate crime remains a major problem in today’s society. Disability North feel that it would be inappropriate to allow the International Day to pass without addressing this major issue which impacts on many disabled people in the region.
The workshop has been developed by a Community Integration Partnership (Advocacy Centre North, Be:North, Disability North, Launchpad, Mesmac and Shine, Show Racism the Red Card and Streetwise), led by Advocacy Centre North and funded by the Police and Crime Commission. Participants will increase their knowledge of the different types of Hate Crime and how it impacts on a variety of individuals and communities, as well as the law in relation to Hate Crime and how to respond to a range of Hate Crime incidents.
The programme for the day is as follows:
10:00 – 10:30 Registrations & Refreshments
10:30 – 12:30 Hate Crime Workshop
12:30 – 13:00 Light lunch and Networking
13:00 – 15:00 Disability North AGM
Location: MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8XS.
Please book in advance via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y8RKQ8M