UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities #PurpleLightUp

To mark the United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities and recognise #PurpleLightUp, DMU will be lighting up Trinity House in purple, on Saturday 3 December. 

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed and promoted by the UN since 1992. The day aims to raise awareness of people with disabilities, as well as support their dignity and rights, and increase understanding of disability issues. 

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As a mark of respect for the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities,#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and raises awareness of the economic contribution that the 386 million disabled employees around the world have made. 

Leanne Herbert, co-chair of the staff DisAbility and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), said: "Work and study can be challenging for people with disabilities, medical conditions, learning differences and mental health conditions. 

"DMU's DisAbility and Wellbeing Network is participating by lighting up the outside of Trinity House in purple, to raise awareness of disability in the staff and student community and to recognise the positive contribution disabled people make to society as a whole. 

"You can also show your support by getting involved and wearing purple on the day." 

Get involved in #PurpleLightUp 

We would also like to encourage you all to wear purple on the day and please do feel free to share your pictures with us on social media via DMU's Twitter (@dmuleicester and @equalitydmu) and Instagram (dmuleicester) and use the hashtag #PurpleLightUp. 

Disability History Month at DMU 

DMU is currently celebrating Disability History Month (DHM) (Wednesday 16 November to Friday 16 December) with an exciting and inclusive programme of virtual and in-person events taking place. 

Check out our dedicated DHM microsite to find out more and view the timetable of events. 

Posted on Wednesday 23 November 2022

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