18th November - 18th December marks Disability History Month. It takes place nationwide across November and December, to celebrate the achievements and history of people with disabilities and to encourage activism in the face of adversities they face.
The University of Plymouth Students’ Union is very proud to be joining in with the UK celebrations. In addition to celebrating our outstanding group of students and staff with disabilities at the University of Plymouth this month, we are also raising awareness of problems faced by disabled students on campus and in the broader community and how to solve them.
Disability History Month provides a platform for people with disabilities to share the history of the struggle for equality and human rights and empowers them to become agents of change within their communities. It is crucial to understand how the leaders of the movement of people with disabilities have transformed the dialogue on disability from a personal burden to a global fight for human rights.
The programme this year provides an opportunity for everyone in our University community to come together to increase our understanding and to show our support for disability equality. Your input will be helpful in influencing the road ahead. Join in the celebration!
The theme this year is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?
Fawziyyah Ahmed, VP Wellbeing and Diversity