UK Disability History Month will be 5 years old in 2014! We are busy planning – but we also NEED YOUR HELP!
UKDHM relies on organisations and individuals to organise events to mark Disability History Month. So now is a perfect time to start thinking about how you can get involved!
Each year we have a theme – this year it will have decided to link into the centenary of World War 1 and focus on War and Impairment: The Social Consequence of Disablement. We encourage people to stick to the theme, but are happy to support any event that comes from a social model perspective.
For some inspiration on what you could do check our past events page. Previous years have seen:
- School assemblies and history projects
- Film screenings followed by a discussion
- Art and photography exhibitions
- University lectures
- Poetry evenings
Another way you can help us would be to go into your local library, museum or school and ask them if/what they are planning to do for Disability History Month. Please help us spread the word about why disability history is so important!
Please let us know what you plan and we will advertise them here. Also, check back here later in the year to see what is going on.