This year, Disability History Month takes place between 19 November and 22 December, and your Students’ Union has lots planned.
Disability History Month is an international campaign, and this year the theme of the month is ‘music’.
Undeb Bangor will be releasing some tips, throughout the month, as to little things you can do to avoid unnecessary harm to disabled people. These tips will be released on social media.
We have also teamed up with our Music Society, to ensure that their winter concert is linked to the overall theme of disability. The concert will take place on 7th December, and we will be raising money for the North Wales Protection for the Blind. This is a local charity, based in Bangor.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities also takes place during the month, being on 3rd December this year. There are wide-ranging plans for the event this year. These include a ‘Sports Day’, at Canolfan Brailsford, which will feature a wheelchair basketball tournament. In Powis Hall, there will be an art exhibition, linked to disabilities, whilst relevant departments within the University will be providing information as to the help they provide. There will also be an afternoon of poetry within your Students’ Union.
We are also working with the School of Music and Media, to provide a Research Seminar in relation to musicians with disabilities – more information will be provided on this in due course.
For more information on Undeb Bangor’s plans for Disability History Month, contact Mark Barrow, Vice President for Education, at email@example.com