The opening of the  Eleanor Worthington Prize exhibition, is to be held at the South Quad Art Foyer of YSJ on 4 March 2020 at 17:00 to 20:00

It is the third year that YSJ hosts this exhibition, on the theme of art and disability, showing the works submitted for the Anglo-Italian Eleanor Worthington Prize of 2019, on the specific theme: DISABILITY PRIDE. HIDDEN DISABILITY

Please find attached the flyer announcing the exhibition, and a detail of the work by Monica Marshall, the YSJ winner of the Mark Bailey special prize.

You can find out more about Monica Marshall’s work here in Benjamin Longbone’s review of last year’s exhibition.

The Civic Party will also be attending. 

There will be a sign language interpreter at the event.

(Free wine too!)

LGBTQI+ History Month Display from our Library and Learning Services at York St John University

By Katherine Hughes, with contributions from Clare McCluskey-Dean and Thomas Peach (Academic Liaison Librarians at YSJ)

LGBTQI+ History Month Book Display 2020

Library & Learning Services are holding a book display in Fountains Learning Centre during Week 4 (17th-21st February) to celebrate LGBTQI+ History Month. There is also a display throughout the month of February of LGBTQI+ children’s books in our Schools Library on the First Floor. Continue reading “LGBTQI+ History Month Display from our Library and Learning Services at York St John University”

Autism Awareness Week, 1-5 April 2019, Student Art Display

Artwork by Monica Marshall  and words by Benjamin Longbone

Autism is a term for a wide variety of learning difficulties. The National Autistic Society defines Autism as a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. We also aim to highlight other learning difficulties that affect people such as ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia as well other conditions. Between Monday the 1st of April and Friday the 5th of April, there will be a display of student work themed around learning difficulties. The work will include written creative pieces, life experiences and art work. There will be an opportunity to add to the display as students will be able to express their own experiences by writing them down on post it notes and these experiences will be included. On Saturday the 6th of April there will also be a display in Spark (located in Piccadilly Street in York) of collected student art work.


The Dyslexic Academic: Reading and Me (Disability History Month)

On Monday, 3rd December, the front of York St John was lit up purple for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For Disability History Month (22 November to 22 December) we have reblogged a post from one of my personal blogs, Saffron Muses.  I developed this from a reflection that I originally wrote in 2015 as part of my Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship application, which focussed on inclusion and diversity. It is the first in a planned series of reflections on my experiences with and strategies for dyslexia and dyspraxia. I am writing from a staff perspective, but reflect on when I was an undergraduate student. If you are a student and feel that this resonates with you, too, contact the disability team
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ASK YORK: Disability and Discrimination with YSJU’s Marije Davidson

YSJU’s Equality and Diversity Adviser, Marije Davidson, will be a panellist in an upcoming radio discussion about disability and discrimination in York. The recording is open to the public, so you can attend too (and ask questions)!

Saturday 17th November – from 3:00pm
(John Cooper Studio, 41 Monkgate)

Two Rivers Community Radio will be recording their panel show ASK YORK on Saturday 17th November as part of the 2018 YORights festivals. This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

At this event, the panel will discuss disability and discrimination. We will take questions from the audience, and hope for a lively discussion.

The show is being recorded live, and will be aired on Monday 3rd December, the International day for Persons with Disabilities.

The recording starts at 3:00pm

UDHR – Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.