SPECTRUM celebrates European Independent Living Day 5th May 2020

Following a suggestion from our friend John Evans, SPECTRUM has put together a multi-media celebration to mark European Independent Living Day on 5th May 2020 organised by the European Network on Independent Living.

First, there is a collection of photos of Disabled People from SPECTRUM living independently, doing everyday things – and a few exceptional things! The collection is accompanied by a reading of Simon Brisenden’s famous poem ‘The Battle for the Elephant and Castle’ plus one of the Disability Movement’s favourite songs – ‘Choices and Rights’.

You can view the photos here.

Second, we have a video of personal reflections on Independent Living from John Evans, Jane Campbell and Gerry Zarb.

You can view the video here.

Third, a video compilation of photos of people and events throughout the history of the Independent Living Movement in Europe from 1989 to the present. This is accompanied by music from Johnny Crescendo.

You can view the photos here.

You can also join ENIL online on the 5th May for a webinar and movie screening