UK Disability History Month
What is it?
Since 2010, UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) has held an annual event to create a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. They hope to become agents of change within our communities. This year will be their 7th year and they can see a steady increase in interest and activity since it began.
Disability History Month runs from 22nd November to 22nd December every year. It also follows on directly from Anti-Bullying Week (19th to 23rd November). 70-80% of young disabled people claim to have been bullied when they are in education compared to non-disabled young people. It also covers:
-HIV/AIDS Day (1st December)
-International Day of People with Disabilities (3rd December)
-International Human Rights Day (10th December)
The theme for this year is disability and language.
UKDHM will examine the language used where it comes from a disability rights perspective. They will examine the writing that disabled people throughout history have used to describe their position and their impairments and examine the largely mistaken way news media talks and writes about them. By interrogating the past we will learn how we can use this experience to achieve full and equal rights in society as disabled people.
If you are still planning your events, please consider these ones. Look at the following link for full details. http://ukdhm.org/events/
Alternatively look at the events in Bournemouth which will be insightful. Click onto the links below for more details.
5 December 2016
7 December 12:00-13:00
This is how I see the world in Sweden and beyond: perspectives from a blind Paralympian Physiotherapy student (BG10, Lansdowne Campus)
The Learning Support Centre: Empowering you to fulfill your potential.