A fortnight ago Sara blogged on all the amazing things that had happened in #107days so far. Since then we’ve been blown away with yet more amazing actions, I’m not going to recap them all here because we’ve a ‘half way’ blog post in the offing that will do that. If you’ve not managed to follow daily I’d highly recommend looking back over the daily entries to this blog that highlight the remarkable range of thoughts and actions of so many brilliant people supporting #JusticeforLB.
This is a very short post, but one that is designed to draw your attention to the many ways in which you can still get involved and support #107days. We are very, very nearly out of days, and we’ve had to double up on some dates. We have had one or two people who have had to pull out due to unforseen circumstances so there is still a small chance of adopting a day, especially if you can be flexible on dates, so do still get in touch if you’d like to adopt one.
There are a number of other ways in which you can support #107days including the following:
Conferences, workshops and learning opportunities
Learning disability studies in academia – Monday 9 June – Manchester (Day 82)
Keeping me at the heart of care – Thursday 12 June – London (Day 85)
Our Voices, Our Choices, Our Freedom – Thursday 26 June – Leeds (Day 99)
There are also a number of local seminars being organised at universities and internal development time within organisations. We will feature these on their adopted days, but are happy to include details here too if they are open to the public.
Fun and laughs
My son’s not rainman – Thursday 15 May – comedy performance, tickets available (Day 57)
107 Red Balloons – Sunday 18 May – come join in (Day 60)
Party Night – Saturday 31 May – everyone welcome
Spend, spend, spend
Limited Edition LB Bus Pencil Cases – all pre-ordered pencil cases were snapped up in next to no time, but rumour has it there might be more…
LB’s postcards and art – available to purchase
Act now – do something
Drops of brilliance – have a think, identify a person or act that has helped, and share
Draw us a bus – draw, snap and share
LB’s Justice Quilt – you just have to send a patch and our stitchers will do the rest – they need to be received at the PO Box by end May, so get stitching
Postcards of Awesome – you still have time to send us a postcard and join this bunch that My Life My Choice handed over to us his week
In a week of frustration and disillusionment captured by Sara here and here, it is a remarkable tonic to see so many people stand up and be counted, to reject the ‘system’s’ poor excuse for change, and to take action themselves to improve things and bring JusticeforLB and all dudes.
Thank you, each and every one of you.
ps Don’t forget we now have three flyers: 1) with campaign info 2) with info and space for your event details 3) with info and details of how to donate. We also have a blog banner that you can download onto your blog to raise awareness.