Trio of events in Bradford to help mark achievements as part of UK Disability History Month

INSPIRATION: Steeton-born Paralympics gold medalist Danielle Brown in action

INSPIRATION: Steeton-born Paralympics gold medalist Danielle Brown in action

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Three events are being held in Bradford as part of UK Disability History Month, which takes place over the next few weeks.

Bradford Council and its partners will be involved in three events next month – Bradford City Run, a discussion on disability hate crime and a symposium on inequality and sports.

The Strategic Disability Partnership is encouraging people to take part in the Bradford City Run on December 2. The partnership represents disabled people and is made up of disabled people, carers and public and private sector organisations including Bradford Council and health services. Around 12 members of the partnership took part in the event last year.

In addition, Challenging The Thinking That Leads To Disability Hate Crime is a half-day workshop on Friday, December 7, in the Great Hall at the University of Bradford’s Richmond Building. It is being led by Richard Rieser, a former teacher who is now an international disability rights campaigner. The event runs from 10am to 1pm. This event is free but places need to be booked by calling (01274) 236049 or e-mailing

The eighth Annual Rosa Parks Symposium, Confronting Inequality! What’s Sports Got To Do With It?, takes place at the University of Bradford’s Norcroft Centre on Thursday, December 13.

The full day event will focus on the end of the Olympics and Paralympics year and look at the relationship between sports, equality and inclusion.

This event is also free but places need to be booked by calling (01274) 233217 or e-mailing

The day’s itinerary will include opening speeches from Professor Mark Cleary, vice-chancellor of the University and Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith.

Councillor Amir Hussain, the Council’s executive member for adult services, said: “What we learn from this will help us further improve the services we offer and how we design the services in the future.”

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