International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD)

01 December 2023

Dear students and colleagues,

Today, we are reaching out to you in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), established by the United Nations (UN) in 1992. Since 1992, December 3rd has served as an international day of celebration for people living with disabilities with a focus on understanding, education, and action. This year’s theme is “TBA”. Together, we celebrate this day and we reflect on progress made with a focus on shared hope. Hope serves as our manifestation of shared determination in building progressive change and fuels us in seeking justice to transform oppressive systems that exist.

If you are interested in learning more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Justice, and allyship via language, we encourage you to explore the following resources:

As members of the Psychology EDI Committee, we are committed to fostering growth within ourselves and others. We commit to building support and creating change required for equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible lives, classrooms, and work environments. We invite you to reach out to us for support and for any suggestions with respect to our community.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Passey and Anthony Singhal (Co-Chairs of the Psychology EDI Committee)