Guidance to run an event and share the book with your local community.
Create events about Everyday Citizenship that:
This book is for people with learning disabilities who want to make their own choices in life.
It’s also interesting for families and organisations that support people with learning disabilities.
The keys are also interesting for other people who feel they aren’t living the life of full citizens.
Depending on your organisation and your event, you may invite some or even all of these.
Everyday Citizenship is part story and part guidebook.
It’s written by and for people with learning disabilities. The book gives you ideas about how to make your own choices and life.
The seven keys describe what it means for every citizen to live life to the fullest.
The book has beautiful illustrations by Ester Ortega.
There are many ways you can have an event for Everyday Citizenship.
We’ve listed some ideas here. If you have a new idea, let us know! We’ll add it to this guide so everyone can learn about it.
If you don’t know what kind of event you want, ask people who will be there what they want to do.
Think about your goals for the event.
You can use the keys to plan a learning event:
You can use the keys to plan an action event:
Host a panel discussion about Everyday Citizenship with relevant thinkers and leaders in the field of citizenship, disability and equality. Organisations in the UK/Europe can invite Wendy and/or Simon to join this discussion.
Host an author event, inviting Wendy and Simon to do a reading from Everyday Citizenship. Have them talk about their process of writing the book, share their thoughts on citizenship and disability equality, and allow for a Q&A at the end.
Host skills events for people with learning disabilities and their families.
The book gives you ideas about skills you need to live your life to the fullest. Invite people who can teach you these skills.
There are people and organisations in your community who are there to help you. But do they know how to work with people with learning disabilities?
You’re the expert on your life, so invite them to learn from you. Teach them how to give you better support.
There are also local groups you can join in your community. But do they know how to include people with learning disabilities? Maybe not. Why not invite them to learn about how be more accessible?
You can encourage them to Everyday Citizenship and structure the event around the seven keys.
You can learn from each other! Start by review all seven keys and use small groups to discuss each key in detail.
Use groups to either:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and questions. Let us know when/where you would like to host your event.
If you want to invite Wendy and Simon, please let us know.
Let people know about your event!
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