UK Disability History Month 2014 – Same Difference

Those of you who read Mo Stewart’s speech at the launch of Disability History Month, published on this blog yesterday, may be interested to learn more about the event – and this article from the Same Difference blog provides more details:

Five years ago, London-based Disability Rights campaigner Richard Rieser had a brilliant idea. He created UK Disability History Month- a month of events to celebrate disabled people’s lives and achievements while recognising the struggles we faced in the past. The Month runs from 22 November-22 December.

Last night in Central London, Disability Rights campaigners, disabled people, carers and allies gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of UKDHM at this year’s Launch event. As usually happens at these events, we ate good food, had great fun and met up with friends old and new.

However, this year, something was slightly different. This year’s theme was easily the most serious one in the history of this History Month. Because this year, UKDHM has decided to join the mainstream media in marking the centenary of the start of World War 1.

Please visit Same Difference to read the rest of the article, which comments on contributions by Mo Stewart, along with Paula Peters (another well-known name among disability campaigners), and John McDonnell MP (who supports disability issues), amongst others.

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