Disability History Month
UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights.
For some time now a number of disabled led organizations have felt the need to have a specific time in the year when the history of our struggle for equality and human rights can be focused on. UK Disability History Month 2021 runs between 18th November – 18th December.
UKDHM's joint themes in 2021 are
- Disability and Hidden Impairment
- Disability Sex and Relationships
What is Disability History Month?
Established in 2010, Disability History Month is a national campaign creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. The aims of this dedicated month are to:
- Celebrate our lives as disabled people now and in the past
- Challenge disabilism by exploring our oppression over time and now
- Achieve equality
When is it?
Disability History Month spans from mid-November to mid-December, with the exact dates changing every year. The dedicated month includes HIV/AIDS Day, the International Day of People with Disabilities, International Human Rights Week and Anti-Bullying week.
Which disabilities does DHM represent?
We aim to support and represent everybody with a disability. Each year the UKDHM theme changes as we explore and challenge different issues that many disabled people experience. The themes for 2021 are Disability and Hidden Impairment and Disability Sex and Relationships
Who can get involved and what can I do to support DHM?
The Union of Students would love all students to get involved, you can do this by looking out for our DHM events and fundraising opportunities, or by simply joining the conversation and becoming more aware of disabled people and the types of issues they face.