In 2009, with UPMC and the Pittsburgh Foundation leading the way,
the Mayor of Pittsburgh declared October Dignity and Respect Month, which officially launched the community Dignity & Respect Campaign. What began as an internal initiative to promote a culture of inclusion, dignity and respect, became an inspiration for an entire community.
For those who are interested in spreading the word throughout their community the following recommendations are offered as a result of the shared success already achieved.
> Organize a pledge drive – Invite organizations, schools, youth groups, churches, and others in your community to take the pledge and partner on spreading the word about dignity and respect. Consider incorporating a contest to see who can achieve the highest number of pledges.
> Host a kick-off event – Collaborate with others in your community to celebrate > D&R Month by hosting a kick-off event. Invite community and organizational leaders to speak on their commitment to building and supporting a community of inclusion, dignity, and respect.
> Arrange a day of service – Bring members of your community together to practice
Tip #29 and lend a hand, to those in need. Consider partnering with local volunteer offices to identify opportunities and ways to give back in your community
> Incorporate The 30
tips of Dignity & Respect – download the non-branded brochures and posters that are available on our site and post them in your workplace and at home.
> Go Viral – continue to connect with others through our social network, exchanging ideas with others on how to further this movement and who would also like to see inclusion become a part of what we do everyday making the world a better place to live, work, and play—with all of our differences.
For more information on launching the Dignity & Respect Campaign in your community, please contact us at – >firstname.lastname@example.org