DAN (Disabled Peoples Direct Action Network - | 04.02.2002 02:05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DISABLED PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE AS
COUNCIL DRAGS Its FEET
Victoria Square 1pm Monday 5th Feb.
Main Press Contact 0121 247 6888 to 11am Mon
Mobile on the action from 12am. 07887 717 213
Disabled people from Birmingham will be demonstrating on Monday over the lack of progress the council has made in creating an Independent Living Centre run by disabled people in Birmingham.
Following a demonstration 2 years ago Council leader Albert Bore made a commitment to consult and explore the possibility of an Independent Living Centre run by disabled people which would help disabled people stay in the community not in an institution.
Since then there have been many meetings two reports which call for the Centre to be established, 5 workshops all concluding that the centre is the main thing disabled people want to see in Birmingham, a business plan several demonstrations.
IT'S CRUNCH TIME FOR THE COUNCIL
We are asking Cllr Bore to commit today to this centre.
We want him to announce that the council will formally launch the centre at a conference being planned for the 28th. March 2002
We want assurances from the Council that the centre will be in the Council's main plan for next year.
We want to know why officers aren't coming to meetings?
DAN and the rest of the disabled community have done everything we can to make this centre a reality. We have worked too hard to see this dream dashed by council officer's apathy.
DAN uses tactics of non-violent civil disobedience to promote the full participation and equality of disabled people in society.
LINKS to previous action info:
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