June 2018 National Council Paisley
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Come along to a fantastic day at our National Council in Paisley on Accessibility. How do we make life more accessible for all women? There will a range of topics covered giving everyone a chance to learn, contribute and work on positive solutions for the future.
We will have our usual mix of speakers, open mics, workshops and a local charity featured. Full details of the day will be added over time so please keep checking back if you want more information.
Mhairi Black MP
Catriona Kirkpatrick - Development Manager, Engender Scotland
Fiona Robertson - Disabled writer /political activist, feminist
Councillor Emma Knox - Highland councillor who used the Access to Politics Fund
Sue Lyons - Accessibility issues within rural areas ( health /social care )
Colette Walker - Accessibility in various areas
Gemma Elliot - Rainbow Turtle
As always, we like to feature a local charity or campaign and so we are pleased to welcome Rainbow Turtle to tell us about their work.
Along with our general open mic session where you can raise any topic, there will be other opportunities throughout the day.
We will have a variety of workshops on the day. More details to follow.
Look out for the exciting sensory lunch experience that you can participate in. *Please note this is not providing a full lunch. Please see details below for lunch options.
Please see below for details of how to book and essential information of the venue and catering arrangements.
If you can support us financially then tickets can be purchased at £6 each by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. We also supply tickets without financial cost so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one of them. There is no need to explain your reasons, we want to support women without question and with dignity.
We do not issue tickets. There will be a registration point on the day and if you have already booked a ticket then you name will be on the registration list.
REMEMBER SPECIAL OFFER ON NATIONAL COUNCIL TICKETS!
If you bought a ticket for our January and March National Council and then buy a ticket for our National Council in June, we will give you a free ticket for our September National Council!
Who Can Attend?
The meeting is open to all self identified women. You do not need to be a member of Women for Independence to attend. If you need to bring a carer to support you then their ticket is always free. If your carer is a man then he is also welcome. If you care for another adult or children then you are very welcome to bring them along. We do not provide a creche for children so they will need to remain with you during the event.
We will have BSL interpreters during both the morning and the afternoon sessions.
We are in the Oak Shaw Hall of The Wynd Centre.
Refreshments and Lunch
Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available on the day but these are not included in your ticket price. Refreshments and food are being supplied by Paisley WFI and they are asking for a donation to cover costs. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch or buy something locally.
Paisley WFI will also be selling "Empowering Women" chocolate on the day. Full details here.
6 School Wynd
Paisley PA1 2DB
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