International Day Of Acceptance:
Every year on January 20, we observe International Day of Acceptance, a day dedicated to embracing the supreme powers of acceptance. Accepting certain things in life is essential. This is certainly true when accepting a person’s disability. On this day, people from all around the world get together to support and accept the challenges that come with being disabled.
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Why International Day Of Acceptance?
The acceptance movement encourages people to look beyond their limitations to cherish life and welcome variation. Friends, show the world that you are proud of your identity as a person with social rights, an opinion, hobbies, goals, and a love of life. You have the power to alter the world and to be heard in society. You are living, not being disabled.
The day is commemorated on January 20 to encourage social acceptance of disabilities and to honour the late Annie Hopkins, the creator of 3E Love and designer of the International Symbol of Acceptance.
On this day, it is vital to commemorate the Hopkins siblings’ contributions. Today’s mission is to keep her vision and the 3E Love moment alive.
It motivates us to love and appreciate people for who they are rather than their limitations and to accept them for who they are.
Hopkin’s International Day of Acceptance aims to change people’s attitudes and perceptions of individuals with disabilities, hence this day is significant.
How we can Celebrate International Day Of Acceptance:
Encourage others around you to persevere in accomplishing goals that are out of reach. Never pass up the chance to make persons with disabilities feel accepted. Spread the word by drawing the sign on your hand or cheek. T-shirts can also be purchased at the official 3E Love website. You can also use the International Symbol of Acceptance’s insignia as your digital profile photo on social media for a day. Post photographs of your celebrations on social media with the hashtag #DayOfAcceptance.
- Learn how to accept and help people with varying abilities.
- Teach your children to tolerate others who are different from themselves.
- Donate to an organisation that fights for the rights of individuals with disabilities.
- Describe how it feels to be welcomed by others if you have a disability.
- See a movie like Including Samuel or Crip Camp.
Interesting Facts About International Day Of Acceptance:
Change profiles now:
Each day has a unique emblem. Use the symbol as your social media account’s profile picture or logo.
Help turns off:
Use today as a chance to lend a hand to those in need.
Spend the day with those who are significant to you:
Try to spend a lot of time with impaired family members or relatives so that you can respect and appreciate them. You may plan a gathering celebration for their amusement.
Describe the thing you did today:
To raise people’s awareness and spirits, post images and videos of your activities on social media.
Spirit should be encouraged:
A person’s aptitude exists regardless of their disability. Find your strengths and motivate others to go above and beyond what they are capable of.
Be as tolerant and kind to as many people as you can. Stop making people feel ashamed if they have a disability and instead show them respect.
The goal of this day is to increase awareness about the event. Recognise and communicate the day’s objective so that we can all work together to achieve it.
Facts about Annie Hopkins:
- She has an unshakable spirit.
- Despite the choir teacher’s prediction that she would not be chosen, she won every talent show in high school.
- She fought for her rights.
- She persuaded the school’s residence halls to build ramps so she could participate in a rush week because she wanted to join a sorority in college.
- She was quite humorous and made a lot of people laugh.
- She made engaging yet instructional YouTube videos to demonstrate how she overcame obstacles.
- She designed the wheelchair icon.
- Hopkins designed the logo for a dorm T-shirt while still in college, unaware of its significance or potential.
- Hopkins has a wheelchair sign tattooed on her shoulder.
History of International Day Of Acceptance:
3E Love was created in 2007 by Annie Hopkins and her brother Stevie. Annie and her brother were both crippled. 3E Love wanted to spread the message, “Embrace diversity.” Educate your community. Help each other out. Have fun with your life. As a universal symbol of inclusiveness, she designed a logo with a wheelchair and a heart. Annie died on January 20, 2009, far too young.
The annual Day of Acceptance was established to raise awareness about the need for societal inclusion and social acceptance for people who have visible or invisible disabilities. Whether or not a person has a disability, they are still a human being.
On this day, individuals with disabilities from all over the world gather to share their stories. Allies can participate in a discussion about the value of social acceptance by initiating one. The twentieth of January serves as a reminder for all of us to work together to make the world more inclusive. We may all contribute to the development of society.