Gender and Disability is a one-day event to be held at the University of Sheffield. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend and/or get involved. We aim to create a space for conversations and debate between communities who share an interest in gender and disability.

We welcome ideas for the sharing of skills and stories, art, performances, poetry, workshops, round-table discussions, papers and presentations on any theme relating to the core issues of gender and dis/ability. Please see our Call for Ideas for more details.

We have been awarded funding to support the Gender and Disability event on Saturday 10th May 2014. We are prioritising this money for subsidising the costs of delegates, presenters and performers to whom finance may be a barrier to attendance.

If having access to these funds would enable your attendance (whether this be with childcare, travel costs, or other access requirements), please get in touch by sending an email to gender.disability@sheffield.ac.uk by 13th April 2014. Please briefly explain how the funds could assist you and how much money you would require. Please note, however, that funds are very limited. In order to be equitable, we will not know how much we can offer until after this date, and may not be able to subsidise costs in full.

We hope we can contribute to minimising any financial/access barriers which may make it more difficult for some people to attend the event. Many thanks to the ICOSS Research Centre and the Centre for Gender Research for supplying these funds.

This event is hosted by a collective formed from the Gender Research Network (affiliated to the Centre for Gender Research), University of Sheffield, and the Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam University.

To get in touch, please email us at gender.disability@shef.ac.uk. We welcome questions or comments.

Please note: the location of the event has now changed. It will now be held a two-minute walk from the previous location, at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, S3 7QY. This was due to unforeseen construction work at the previous venue, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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