Language has power. The way we frame things has a powerful unconscious effect on how we see the world. What we say and what we don’t say have power. The words we use are important. They can bring joy, cause offense, raise disputes or bring peace. The way we use words requires consideration now more than ever when hate crime is on the increase.
This presentation is intended to help us think about how and why our language changes and how it affects our thinking and actions. Sue will explain the concept of ‘usualising’, and the need for it. She will also visit the crucial theory of the social model of disability and explore its relevance to all the protected strands.