Shape the future of YDRF!

York Disability Rights Forum invites you to our Annual General Meeting 2024

  • 3.00pm for a 3.15 start, Thursday 11 th July 2024
  • Orchard Hall, New Earswick Folk Hall, New Earswick or attend by zoom
  • All members, allies and interested parties welcome.
  • If you can, please let us know by 5th July if you are coming via Ticket Tailor, or get in touch (leave a voicemail on 01904 326 781), or if you can’t, you are able to turn up on the day.

Access Info

  • We plan to have an online link to the meeting as well as it being in person so you can attend in a way that works best for you – Please note, in order to attend via Zoom, you will need to let us know in advance so we can send you the link.
  • We will have two BSL interpreters.
  • The Folk Hall is fully accessible with ramps at all entrances, Changing Places facilities, hearing loops throughout the building and accessible menus at the café. Orchard Hall is on the ground floor
  • There are Blue Badge parking bays in the car park to the rear of the building and an ample free car park.
  • The No 1 bus stops outside the venue (runs from Acomb via the train station).
  • Please get in touch if you have any other access needs that we can help with.

We recognise that the time and/or day of the AGM will not be suitable for everyone so please let us know if this affects you. We’re keen to encourage as many people as possible to attend and very much hope to attract new members for our steering group to maintain a broad perspective and representation. Do get in touch if you’re interested in joining the steering group to find out more!

AGM Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies
2. Chair’s Annual Report and verbal reports from each of our subgroups
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Election of Steering Group members – there are five places available
5. Nomination and Election of Officers – Chair/Co Chairs; Vice Chair; Treasurer; Secretary
6. Appointment of Auditors (if required)
7. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
8. Any Other Business
9. Date and Venue of next AGM

At the end of the business part of the meeting (which we anticipate will take around 30 minutes), we’ll have a presentation and open discussion for 30-45 minutes on some really interesting recent research carried out by postgraduate students at the University of York on behalf of YDRF, City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police. It’s called ‘Stop Disability Hate: A Report on the Role of Third Parties in Addressing Under-Reported Hate Crime in York’ and work is underway by the York Hate Crime Partnership Group to bring about some change as a result. This is not an easy subject to think about but the findings suggest some interesting ways to tackle under-reported disability hate crime and incidents. We hope the discussion will suggest more and our YDRF reps on the York Hate Crime Partnership Group can feed those in too. 

If you would like to nominate someone for the Steering Group, please either use the nominee form and return it to us, or you can nominate someone at the meeting itself, providing you have their permission.

After the talk, there’ll be time to get to know each other better, ask the Steering Group members anything and share any thoughts you have about YDRF.

The YDRF Steering Group.

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