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I’m excited to invite you to the first Scope Members Social event, which will take place online on Monday 14 November 2022, from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Scope Members Social events are an occasion for our members to meet each other, share their lived experience of disability and have fun!
The theme of this first event is: "Embracing your disabled identity". You will first hear from our speakers about their experiences, then you will be able to share your own experience living as a disabled person.
Age 42, Judith has Fascio Scalpio Humerio Muscular Dystrophy. Diagnosed at the age of 8, she uses an electric wheelchair since 12. First class Business Studies degree from the University of Northumbria, she won 1998 Young Achiever of the Year. She works as Volunteering Manager for Cumbria CVS. Judith enjoys cooking, food, going to concerts, gardening, travelling the world, and spending time with family, friends and her husband Nathan.
Harriet (she/her) has worked at Scope since 2015, she's now part of Scope’s Insight team. She has worked and volunteered in many disability, LGBTQ+ and equity related projects. She became disabled as a young teenager and has spoken about her experiences as a white, chronically ill, LGBTQ+ woman without much formal education due to access barriers. She believes that disabled identity and solidarity are key for people to explore and use their voices.
Abdi Gas joined Scope in 2018 and currently works as Membership and Events Programme Coordinator, and supports the Cerebral Palsy Network activities. He is a deaf graduate, with a strong affiliation to Inclusion and Access. He has worked throughout the UK and in other countries as an Access Consultant and an advisor on Deaf Issues and ensuring access in the workplace. Abdi continues to support the Deaf Community through a range of charity volunteering.
Jacqueline Stephens (Chair)
Long-standing member of Scope, Jacqueline is part of Scope Assembly and Scope Cerebral Palsy Network. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Jacqueline is following a successful career as Business Development Manager. She is a strenuous and unstoppable activist for disabled people's rights, working to foster inclusion of black and other ethnic minorities groups in the fight for disability equality.
How to attend the meeting
The event is open to all members of Scope who registered by Monday 7 November. It will take place online on Zoom. We will send you the link to join one day before the event.
If you know anyone who would like to participate in the event, please tell them to become a Scope member for free today.
Please connect yourself a few minutes before 6.30pm. We will follow this programme:
Please note that the session will be recorded for internal purposes. The recording will not be shared externally.
Thanks for your support, and feel free to contact me for anything at [email protected]
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