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Juan José Maraña

"Horizons" - October 25, 10:30

Realizó estudios de Filosofía y profesionalmente, aparte de otros empleos, trabajó en organizaciones de personas con diversidad funcional y como consultor social. Está vinculado al Movimiento de Vida Independiente (MVI) desde los años 90 del pasado siglo y en el 2001, junto a otros activistas, colabora en la creación del Foro de Vida Independiente. Participó…

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Mario Toboso

"Functional Diversity Paradigms" - October 25, 12:15
Mario Toboso

Mario Toboso is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC. PhD from the University of Salamanca, Bachelor of Physical Sciences from the same university and “Master in Design for All and Universal Accessibility to Information Technologies” (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid),Toboso is a member of the…

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Antonio Centeno

“Sexualizing functional diversity to politicize it” - October 25, 13:00
Antonio Centeno

He has been a member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad -Forum of Independent Living- (FVID) since 2004, and as such he appeared before the Committee on Social Policy of the Parliament of Catalonia on two occasions, in 2005 and 2006, before the Commission to study the situation of people with disabilities in…

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Stig Langvad

Title to be determined - October 25, 16:15
Stig Langvad

Stig Langvad graduated in Political Science and has also traininig in journalism and education, as well as in political and professional planning communication. I have been a spinal cord injury since 1973, when I was 16 years old. Between 1974 and 1977 he was placed in an institution for “young people” with functional diversity, together…

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Ismael Llorens

“Personal Assistance, a User Perspectives” - October 25, 16:45
Ismael Llorens

Member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad since 2003. In 2009, co-founder of SOLCOM. In 2012, co-founder of the Association for Asociación para la Vida Independiente de la Comunidad Valenciana (VICOVAL). Also in 2012, he was the driving force behind and co-founder of the Federación de Vida Independiente (FEVI), which he has presided…

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Miguel A. V. Ferreira

"Independent living and its sociological background" - October 25, 17:45
Miguel A. V. Ferreira

Miguel A. V. Ferreira is Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Director of the research group GESODIS (Social Studies Group on Disability, UCM 970607). Founding partner of the Spanish Association of Sociology of Disability (ASESDIS), and president of said organisation from 2011 to 2015. Director of the magazine Intersticios. His academic…

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Laura Fernández Cordero

“Decision-making by persons with Functional Diversity” - October 25, 18:15
Laura Fernández Cordero

Laura is a Sociocultural Anthropologist and holds an MA degree in Fundamental Rights and Public Powers. Member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID) since 2005 Professionally linked to the world of functional diversity since 2002, she has developed her professional activity mainly in the Fundación Síndrome de Down and other Intellectual Disabilities…

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Laura Aínsa Castañer

"Give me a foothold and I'll make my own decisions" - October 25, 18:15
Laura Aínsa Castañer

It has always fought for full social inclusion by participating in various community and inclusive projects related to art and dance. She is currently part of the company Finestra Nou Circ acting as an artist within the project CIRCO DIVERSO that this company carries out in collaboration with the association ALTER VALENCIA.

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Mertxe Sánchez

“Visual functional diversity and personal assistance” - October 26, 10:30h
Mertxe Sánchez

Mertxe has a degree in Psychology and a Consultant in Sexology. Joined the ILM in 2008 through his participation in the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID). Among other activities, she was part of the documentary film “Yes, We Fuck“, which addresses different ways of living sexuality in functional diversity. In relation to visual…

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