Annual Disability Lecture

Jay Abdullahi and Kym Oliver
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18:00 - 20:00
Magdalen College
High Street
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Magdalen College Auditorium

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Student Gateway
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Disabled access?
Booking required

The Triple Cripples...creators, educators, rule breakers, and the personification of empowerment.
This year’s University of Oxford Disability Lecturers are Jay Abdullahi and Kym Oliver, a team of two black disabled women determined to reclaim the word ‘cripple’ in their fight against three layers of discrimination. Jay is a 29 year old Nigerian Londoner with polio and scoliosis, and Kym is a 32 year old African and Caribbean Black woman who lives in London and has multiple sclerosis. Jay and Kym, The Triple Cripples, aim to increase the visibility and highlight the narratives of women, femmes and non-binary people of colour living with disabilities. Expect hard truths and lots of laughter in a wide-ranging discussion of unconscious bias, racism, and the lived experience of physical disabilities.