Stop Light It Up Blue SLC
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Against the will of autistic students, their allies, and the SLC Disability Alliance, on April 2nd, 2016 Sarah Lawrence College will light up Westlands with blue lights as part of the international Autism Speaks event, Light it Up Blue. This event is meant to promote Autism Speaks and their Autism Awareness Month. However, in spite of their name, Autism Speaks continually silences and dehumanizes the autistic people in our lives and communities under the guise of "awareness."
This petition seeks to get Sarah Lawrence College to end their yearly participation in Light it Up Blue. The school will then issue a formal apology to the student body for promoting ableism, discrimination against a minority group, and the disenfranchisement and silencing of autistic voices.
For detailed information regarding Autism Speaks’ mistreatment of the autistic community, please visit any of the links below.
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