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Young Disabled People’s Experiences of Activism, Participation & Resistance is a free online session on Thursday 6 July, 2023 that will be led by Dr. Miro Griffiths of the University of Leeds.

In this session, Miro will provide an overview of the Leverhulme Trust and University of Leeds funded research on Disability Activism across Europe project. This project explored young disabled people’s views, experiences, tensions, and opportunities for participating in activism and social movements. The session will provide a summary of the headline findings – drawn from surveys, interviews, arts-based workshops, and documentary film interviews with young disabled people. These findings will be mapped across the following five areas: reasons for being an activist, barriers to participation, opportunities to improve access to activism, strategies for producing resistance, and the future of disability activism. There will be opportunities to reflect, and discuss, the themes within localised contexts across the globe. For more information about the project, click here.

Like all the YDAR online sessions, this event is free and will be delivered via Zoom (closed captions are provided).

Date and time: Thursday 6 July, 2023 at 3:00-4:30pm EAT (1:00-2:30pm London; 8:00-9:30am Washington, D.C.)

Registration: click on this link and fill in the Eventbrite form and receive the Zoom link for the event.


Dr Miro Griffiths is a Researcher in Disability Studies, within the School of Sociology and Social Policy, at the University of Leeds. His research, primarily, explores disabled people’s experiences of activism, social movements, and resistance practices. Miro holds several policy advisory positions (government, civil society, and private sector) across Europe. He is a former confidential and strategic adviser to the UK government and a former member of the Disability Advisory Committee at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission. Miro was part of the UK delegation at the signing ceremony for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. For further information, please visit:

This online event will be introduced by Dan Jackson, one of the YDAR Network co-organizers. Dan is Professor of of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK.