WATCH: WPCC student Hannah Surby talks about the Chalk the Walk during Diversability Month at Western Piedmont.

Raising Awareness for All

Diversability 2020 is WPCC’s month-long disability awareness event. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, coordinated by the Office of Disability Services, and supported by the Western Piedmont Foundation, Diversability has evolved into an annual celebration of diversity and inclusion.

 

Throughout October, we invite you to experience and reflect the challenges students face due to physical, mental, emotional, or learning differences. Due to COVID-19, this year’s activities will be mostly remote. Annual events such as the Amazing Accessibility Race will return next year.

Stay tuned to social media and check your email for more details about how to participate
in this year’s scaled-down celebration.

Here’s What’s Happening…

We hope you will join us in these activities for Diversability 2020:

Chalk The Walks — Where You Are!

October 1-30, 2020

Help spread the word! During Diversability month, share a supportive message through art or words using chalk on a sidewalk or driveway near you.
  1. Choose a disability related message that promotes a positive culture of inclusion and accessibility.
  2. Get your chalk. Chalk is available at Student Services, your niece’s toy box 🙂, or your local store.
  3. Choose your sidewalk and complete your chalk art message.
  4. To spread and preserve your message, take a picture of your completed sidewalk square and post it to your public Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and include #WPCCdiversability2020 and/or email your photo to studentservices@wpcc.edu.
Photos of selected drawings/messages best representing the theme of Diversability will be featured on WPCC’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. The five entries that get the most likes and/or comments on social media will win a $15 gift certificate to a business of their choice.

YouTube Watch-A-Thon

October 1-30, 2020

Watch one or watch them all! During the month, listen to the stories and perspectives of individuals who have firsthand knowledge of what it’s like to accomplish life goals while navigating barriers and overcoming limitations. For each video you watch, let us know at studentservices@wpcc.edu. For each video you view (list the ones you watched), your name will go in that many times for a weekly drawing for a free lunch ($10 gift card) from Chick-fil-A or other restaurant of your choice. Watch 10 videos, your name will go in 10 times. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Weekly winners (one student and one WPCC employee) will be notified by email each Friday in October.