Manchester Histories is holding its first ever Digifest 2020 on Friday September 4th and Saturday September 5th

This is an online event will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (CSDPA) 1970.

This landmark legislation was pioneered by the late Lord Alf Morris, who subsequently became Britain’s first minister for disabled people. Often described at the Magna Carta for disabled people, this was the first disability rights legislation anywhere in the world and laid the foundations for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People has collaborated with Manchester Histories with some of the programme.

Founder GMCDP member Martin Pagel will be speaking at the event at 3:25pm on Saturday 4th September

GMCDP's Rick Burgess will also be leading a discussion at 5:05pm

You will also be able to browse through a selection of films on the site, including one from GMCDP

There is a full list of events available here

The event will be streamed live here (link will go live on friday)

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