Friday, January 20, 2012

International Day of Acceptance

Today is the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE - January 20, 2012

Just what is the International Day of Acceptance? It is a day to achieve social acceptance of disability and to honor the late Annie Hopkins, founder of 3E Love and creator of the International Symbol of Acceptance.

3E Love is a social entrepreneurial awareness experiment.

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Wear your heart on your sleeve on January 20th.

Tell the world you embrace who you are; a person with social rights, who has an opinion, who has interests, who has goals and who loves life; a person who is empowered to make a difference in the world and not be without a voice in society. You are not living disabled, you are living.

To our supporters: Join us in telling the world that you are accepting of people with disabilities. As our parents, siblings, relatives, spouses, children, lovers, coworkers, teachers, personal assistants, friends, and anyone else - you also have a role in our culture and life. And you can have an impact on the future if you demonstrate your acceptance to others.

Let's join together to:
Embrace diversity. Educate your community. Empower each other. Love life.

Start the conversation of acceptance on January 20th with the International Symbol of Acceptance: Wear a t-shirt. A sweater. A hoodie. Use a bag. Pin a button to your jacket, chair strap or backpack. Ink a temporary tattoo onto your hand. Draw it on if you have to! Ask your friends to join us as well. And for a final touch change your profile picture on Facebook to the symbol. Get people talking!

When a person asks about the symbol, "What's that mean?" Well now it's your turn to tell them your story or what its significance is to you.

And maybe next time they will look at the antiquated traditional symbol a little differently......

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