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Archive for July, 2016

Descendents new LP – use of word ‘Spaz’ – update

28
Jul
2016

Why we were considering ending Descendents petition This post was going to be announcing that we were ending our petition calling for a boycott of the Descendents new LP ‘Hypercaffieum Spazzinate’. At Stay Up Late it’s important to us that we ‘keep it punk’ and take risks. That’s what I did last week in challenging the title […]

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A new Magna Carta – for people with learning disabilities

24
Jul
2016

Why we’ve written a new Magna Carta (for people with learning disabilities) Over the past few years we’ve been running a series of workshops at conferences, events, local government meetings and with advocacy groups to try and find out what rights people with learning disabilities want in their day-to-day lives. This led us to create our […]

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Descendents – update on LP boycott

23
Jul
2016

An update on campaign to boycott Descendents new LP I’m going to aim to post a fuller update soon but the level of abuse we’ve been getting from US based fans of the band Descendents has been quite overwhelming. They’ve thrown every imaginable insult, which has taken me back to the school playground of the 1970s. A […]

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July 2016 Meeting – What makes an amazing gig buddy?

19
Jul
2016

Summary: We were visited by people from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. They were researching what makes good and bad support. We helped the gig buddies staff to develop an infographic to help gig buddy volunteers make their gig buddy relationship as amazing as it can be! Date: Tuesday 19th July Minutes: Research with Foundation […]

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Descendents ‘Spazz hazard’– boycott their new LP

18
Jul
2016

Why were calling on a boycott of new Descendents LP Every now and again there’s a high profile use of disability hate language. Often the perpetrator will claim they weren’t using it to be offensive, or they didn’t realise the words they were using could cause offence. This time it’s US punk band Descendents. There […]

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Get your MP to support the right to Stay Up Late!

12
Jul
2016

 Contact your MP now Join the fight for the right for people with learning disabilities to be able to Stay Up Late. Download and sign our letter now!

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