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Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of Disability History Month, providing an opportunity to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of the contributions of disabled people in our communities and society and highlight support for students and staff.
This year we are featuring a range of events and activities. Brookes Library will have displays and wellbeing activities, as well as creating Spotify playlists #BeatTheWinterBlues and #SoothingSounds - tweet your suggestions to @BrookesLibrary. The Colonnade Store and our catering outlets will be adopting a purple theme with discounts, decorations and special offers on food.
Look out for more information across campus and check out our programme of events below.
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student and Staff Experience), talks about #PurpleLightUp, our approach to inclusive support for our students, our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer and our openness and accessibility to the community.
We are taking part in #PurpleLightUp on 3 and 12 December and will be lighting up the exterior of Lloyd building for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Go Purple to show your solidarity with disabled people at Brookes and worldwide.
The Colonnade Store will be offering Ribena Fest 2 for £1.50 and £5 off purple hoodies for the duration of Disability History Month and Brookes catering outlets will be adopting a purple theme with decorations and food offers.
OBU Documentary Club screening - For Once In My Life A true story about a band made up of singers and musicians with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities. Open to all.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Show your support by wearing purple, eating purple and popping over to the Enquiry Centre, JHBB, 12-2 pm, where there will be demonstrations of assistive technology. Open to Brookes students and staff.
Silence and spiritual wellbeing An introduction to meditative practices and how you might use them to self-soothe or stay well. Open to Brookes students and staff. 12pm, Garden Room, Wellbeing
Dorset House Christmas Craft Brookes Library Special Collections pop-up event exploring the history of Occupational Therapy. Open to Brookes students and staff. Headington Library entrance/Forum area on level 0 in JHBB
Leadership and (dis)ability - where are our disabled leaders? Where are our disabled leaders? A discussion on how to turn disability rights into reality – led by Dr Ossie Stuart and Dr Alex Donnelly. Open to all.