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Disabled People Against Cuts. Who are DPAC? Campaign Network of and for disabled people Formed at Conservative Party Conference protest in October 2010.

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1 Disabled People Against Cuts

2 Who are DPAC? Campaign Network of and for disabled people Formed at Conservative Party Conference protest in October 2010 Principles: Social Model of Disability, UNCRPD.

3 What does DPAC do? Direct Action Research Lobbying Legal Challenges

4 How does DPAC work? Social Media (testimonies to action) DPO’s (services, networks etc) Grassroots Activists Groups (UK Uncut, Occupy, Reclaim the Power etc)

5 What makes DPAC different? Reclaiming Civil Disobedience Joint Working in 3 key areas DPO’S (e.g. Manifesto, Legal Network, Summit) Unions/Labour Party (e.g. PCS, TUC DWC,NLBDP) Broad Left/Anti-Cuts Movement (e.g. UK Uncut)

6 Where are we going? Manifesto – national & local push Defending the Social Model of Disability Skills Development/Political Development Conference Spring 2014 Identifying new campaigns, e.g. Social Care/Independent Living

7 Where are we? facebook.com/groups/DPAC2011/


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