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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

8 octobre 2007 1 08 /10 /octobre /2007 23:55
I went to the Disability Capital at the Docklands this year - not that I am a Londoner but because my new friend Maria is one of the speakers and she asked me to go listen to her. Some of my other colleagues were also speaking so I thought I might as well turn up.

List of speakers: (Archived webcasts)

  • Ken Livingstone - Mayor of London
  • Peter Hendy - Transport commissioner
  • Anne McGuire - Minister for Disabled people
  • Michael Lynch - Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre
  • Teresa Blankmeyer-Burke - Philosopher and Bioethicist at Gallaudet University
  • Edwin Black - renowned investigative journalist and author
  • Baroness Jane Campbell of Surbiton DBE - Chair, Disability Committee CEHR
  • Roger Berry MP
  • Caroline Bernard - Policy and Communications Manager, Counsel and Care
  • Mark Wheatley - Executive Director European Union of the Deaf
  • Penny Beschizza - Deaf Positive
  • Lee Jasper - Director Equalities and Policing, Greater London Authority
  • David Ruebain - Levenes Solicitor
  • Selina Aktar - Mental Health Activist
  • Tara Flood - Director, Alliance for Inclusive Education
  • Michelle Daley - Researcher on disabled people and the Transatlantic slave trade
  • Frances Elton - Researcher on BSL London dialect
  • Lucy Mason - Helping Empower Youth Activism
  • Peter Gichura - disability activist and asylum seeeker
  • Maria Zedda - Deaf business woman and writer

                                        Michelle and Maria

It was very interesting especially the bit at the end when Edwin Black, 'War Against the Weak' , scared everyone by his talks on eugenics which is the present day genetics. See the webcast.

I think my main take on the event is how it took me so long to get from Euston to the Docklands!

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