A recording from the Festival of Politics session titled "Abnormally Funny: Disability & Comedy".

A 2017 survey by disability charity Scope found that one in four people avoided having conversations with disabled people because of feelings of discomfort and fear of saying the wrong thing. Join chair Ethan Young, Civic Participation Officer at Inclusion Scotland, and panellists including Dr Sharon Lockyer, Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University; Laurence Clark, stand-up comedian and disability rights campaigner and Colin Young, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland to debate common misconceptions about disability, and to ask whether or not comedy by disabled people helps to change attitudes. 

Part 2 of a 2 part podcast recorded at the 'Rights Take Over' event in the Scottish Parliament, held to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2018.

Featuring a panel discussion on human rights with Amazl Azzudin, Davie Donaldson, Dr. Donald Macaskill, and Dr. Sally Witcher OBE.

Part 1 of a 2 part podcast recorded at the 'Rights Take Over' event in the Scottish Parliament, held to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2018.

Featuring speeches from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP, Ruth Maguire MSP, Convener of the EHRiC Committee, Judith Robertson, chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and Bianca Jagger, Founder, President and Chief Executive of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.

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