To celebrate this year’s European Independent Living day, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL would like to invite you to two online events on the 5th May:
European premiere of the Wheelchair Road Movie
Join us for the European premiere of the Wheelchair Road Movie, followed by a Question and Answer session with the film maker Mari Sanders, and moderated by Frank Sioen, ENIL’s Policy and Advocacy Coordinator. Watch the trailer for the movie here.
The movie answers the question: How does Europe look through the eyes of disabled people? To find an answer, Dutch filmmaker Mari Sanders, who is a wheelchair user himself, makes a long journey through Europe. He travels criss-cross through the continent: from Italy to Sweden, and from England to Bulgaria, speaking to disabled people about their lives.
We will start the event by watching the first two parts of the movie (exploring issues such as accessibility, institutionalisation, models of disability) followed by a Q&A session, and continuing with the third part of the movie (exploring the right to Independent Living). The movie will be shown in Dutch, with English subtitles.
Time and place: 5th May, 19.00 – 22.00 CET, on Zoom
Register for the movie screening HERE
Disabled Refugees & Liberty Webinar
Join us for this interesting webinar organised with the Independent Living Institute – ILI, Sweden, with the aim to raise awareness about the position of disabled refugees in our societies and to discuss the work that is being done to address the barriers they face. The precarious situation of disabled refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be discussed.
The webinar will be moderated by Jamie Bolling, director of ILI and DRW Project Leader. It will feature the following speakers: Ricardo Pla Cordero (Protection Officer, Disability Inclusion, UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR), Giampiero Griffo (Disabled People’s International World Council Member), Ann Sofie Leenknecht (Human Rights Coordinator, European Disability Forum). Find out more here.
Time and place: 5th May, 14:00 – 16:00 CET, on Zoom
Register for the webinar HERE
We look forward to seeing you on the 5th May, at one of our online events and celebrating the European Independent Living Day together!