Posted 02.03.2022

We would like to offer everyone the opportunity to come together virtually on Tuesday 8th March at 12 noon for Future Screens NI Future Tuesdays International Women's Day 2022. The theme for IWD 22 is #BreakTheBias and we will discuss d/Deaf and Disabled Persons within the Creative Industries.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

For International Women's Day Future Screens NI's Future Tuesdays Deirdre Hargey, Minister for Communities will open this very special event and will provide an update on the work of her Department with respect to inclusion.

To explore this theme, we will have an “In Conversation” with Nuala Toman, to hear about her story- and the work she is undertaking to break the bias. Nuala Toman is the Head of Policy, Communications, Information and Advocacy at Disability Action. In this role she is advancing the rights of d/Deaf and Disabled People. She is the former Project Manager of Future Screens NI, in this role she prioritised and advanced the diversity agenda working with companies on issues of race, disability, gender, social inclusion and the need for a sustainable peace.

Nuala is a d/Deaf and Disabled Person and a human rights activist. Nuala is an experienced senior manager and is a member of the NI Museum Council, Board Member of CnaG, Council Member of CMS, Vice Chair of Thrive, Board Member of the Human Rights Consortium, Member of the Equality Coalition, the UK UNCRPD Steering Group, Reclaim the Agenda, and the Women's Budget Group. Nuala has recently published research undertaken on behalf of the Equality Commission which assess progress to advance Disability Rights in NI since 2017.

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