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Week 3 Events

Wednesday 23rd January

Henri Matisse Canvases with CraftSoc
H0.60 (Humanities), 3-4:30pm

[Facebook event]
Decorate canvases in the style of famous disabled artist Henri Matisse alongside members of Craft Society. The event is free for members of the society but it is suggested that those who aren’t members donate £1 towards the cost of the materials used. Please sign up via this Google form.

Ableist Language Campaign Launch
Outside Library, 5pm

Meet outside the library to help put up posters or spread information on social media about a new campaign devised to encourage people to consider whether the words they are using could be discriminatory towards disabled people.

Thursday 24th January

Disability Football Session with Warwick Sport
4G Football Pitch (by Cryfield Sports Pavilion), 4-5:30pm

The first of the weekly pan disability football sessions run by Warwick Sport with experienced disability football coaches. Suitable for all needs and abilities. For more information email marcus.webber@warwick.ac.uk.

Xananas Meal with Warwick Enable
Xananas Restaurant (SUHQ), 6pm

[Facebook event]
Social with Warwick Enable at the SU’s very own restaurant. Carers, friends and allies welcome. Please contact Warwick Enable via Facebook if you have any specific access requests.

Week 4 Events

Tuesday 29th January

Disability and SU Elections Information Session
MR2 (SUHQ), 10-11am

[Facebook event]
Delivered by Disabled Students’ Officer (DSO), Melissa Martin, alongside a member of the SU democracy team, this session will cover information about the role of Disabled Students' Officer, adjustments the SU can make to ensure elections are accessible to everyone, and coping with elections week with a disability or chronic illness.

Wednesday 30th January

Accessible Circle and Pop! with Warwick Enable
Dirty Duck, 8pm

[Facebook event]
A quiet circle and Pop! social with Warwick Enable. There will be no pressure to drink alcohol or to go to Pop! after the circle and you can go home as early as you wish. Please contact Warwick Enable via Facebook if you have any specific access requests.

Thursday 31st January

Disability & Language Training Session
MR2 (SUHQ), 4-5pm

[Facebook event]
A training session on how to use language surrounding disability sensitively – for example, explaining how to avoid common ableist phrases in everyday language. This will primarily be aimed at the execs of societies and sports clubs but anyone is welcome.

Friday 1st February

Disability Community Meeting
MR2 (SUHQ), 5-6pm

[Facebook event]
The disability community meeting for term 2 run by the Disabled Students’ Officer, Melissa Martin. Come along to discuss any problems you’re having with disability at university, whether these are related to accommodation, your course, societies or anything else on your mind. Anyone who self-identifies as disabled is welcome and all information shared is confidential.

If you have questions about any of the events run during Disability Celebration Fortnight, please contact Disabled Students’ Officer, Melissa Martin, via email at disabledstudents@warwicksu.com.