Speak Up

Speaking Up Workshop - How to use your lived experience to create change

Tuesday 03 September 2024
13:00 to 16:00

Sharing our lived experiences of barriers and challenges that we face in society is expertise and crucial to creating a fairer society. 


Join our 'Speaking Up workshop' that will create a space to come together and build confidence around using our experiences to create change. We hope this workshop will help you to increase your choice and control as well as feel inspired to mobilise with other Merton CIL members and DDPOs in the disability justice movement. 


At the workshop we will cover the following points: 

  • What is Lived Experience (neutral descriptor vs a political practice) 
  • Let's look at the systems and behaviours that create inequity and what our lived experience of oppression teaches us about how systems work.
  • How can we use our lived experiences to challenge barriers and discriminatory systems - what does this look like in practice.
  • Examples of people using their lived experience to create change 


After this workshop, we will provide opportunities for members to apply what they have learned and support policy and campaigning work at Merton CIL.


Spaces at this workshop are limited so please RSVP by 30th August 2024.  


There will be BSL/Access Support at this session. Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements that you would like us to take into consideration. 

Contact Merton CIL
0203 397 3119
The Vestry Hall
London Road
(view map)
Cost Free