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.
What does DPAC do? • Direct Action • Research • Lobbying • Legal Challenges
How does DPAC work? • Social Media (testimonies to action) • DPO’s (services, networks etc) • Grassroots Activists Groups (UK Uncut, Occupy, Reclaim the Power etc)
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)
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
Where are we? • www.dpac.uk.net • @Dis_PPL_Protest • facebook.com/groups/DPAC2011/