York University Events in 2018 UKDHM

#PurpleLightUp Campaign – Monday 3rd December
The Purple Light Up campaign is an initiative introduced by Purple Space to raise awareness and celebrate the economic contribution of disabled employees.

In support of this initiative the University will be turning the Greg’s Place fountain purple and we would also like to invite colleagues across campus to decorate their offices purple for the day and to share pictures by tweeting them to @Equalityatyork

Science stars with a difference; can we learn from disability history?
Department of Chemistry with Robin Perutz and Julia Sarju Mandle. Role models are always important and that applies equally to disabled scientists. Robin and Julia will look at some of the disabled scientists who we celebrate in York and some who they have known personally. The discussion will raise issues of both physical and mental health. Robin was Disability Officer for Chemistry from 2006-2018 and has recently handed over the reins to Julia Sarju Mandle.

Date – Monday 3rd December

Time and venue – 13:00- 14:00, D/L006 -Derwent College

Tickets – No booking required

Inclusive Societies, Accessible Workplaces: Disabled People in the Public and Private Sphere
IGDC will be celebrating on the 6th December by hosting their seminar on ‘Inclusive Societies, Accessible Workplaces’ with @WFD_Democracy.

Date – Thursday 6 December

Time and venue – 12:00-13:30, ENV/105a/b – Environment Building

Tickets – For tickets and full details see this Eventbrite

The University’s disabled staff network is holding its termly meeting on Thursday 6 December at 12:00. For more information about the meeting and how to get involved please contact equality@york.ac.uk.

Date – Thursday 6 December

Time and venue – 12:00-14:00

Tickets – equality@york.ac.uk

City-wide activities
To mark Disability History Month and International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDOPD) there will be various events taking place across the city.

For more information see the city-wide programme

Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office

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