23 Mar 2018 Ableism in Academia

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Ableism in Academia

University College London

Friday 23rd March 2018


 

NADSN is proud to support an historic conference organised by members of Chronically Academic, led by Mag. Nicole Brown (Lecturer in Education at University College London (UCL)), on Ableism in Academia. This will be held on

  • Date: Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Venue: UCL Institute of Education, Drama Studio, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

For details about the conference please download this PDF and go to this page

We’re delighted that Stuart Moore (NADSN’s Vice Chair and Regional Lead for London & South East England) will open the conference and will introduce the keynote speaker Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell!

The conference will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Please find information about live-streaming here

Some Networks are arranging a room to screen the live-streaming locally so that colleagues can experience the conference together and take part in reflective discussions. A great idea!

 

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#PurpleLightUp

December 3rd is the UN’s International Day of Disabled People. To celebrate this significant day, we have partnered with PurpleSpace to mark the occasion with #PurpleLightUp, a vibrant global movement using the colour purple, which is emblematic of disability, celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million Disabled employees around the world, and we’re inviting you and your organisation to take part.

Why join in?

Taking part in #PurpleLightUp gives you and your organisation the opportunity to:

  1. Jointly celebrate ‘purple talent’ and human potential.
  2. Show commitment to disability inclusion and accessibility.
  3. Raise the profile of your staff networks and the work that they’re doing.

Taking part is easy. From sharing the #PurpleLightUp hashtag, to lighting up your organisation in purple, there are countless ways to mark the occasion. Perhaps highlight the achievements of Disabled role models in your organisation, or join us as we take part in PurpleSpace’s 24-hour #PurpleLightUp global broadcast, or share some of the successes of your staff networks on social media, or explore any of the other great ideas listed in the official #PurpleLightUp booklet. Whatever you do, let’s make sure we shine a (purple) light on the value of Disabled employees and everything we’ve achieved.

We are stronger when we work together.

NADSN is proud to be supporting PurpleSpace in this great initiative. We’ve seen first-hand the power of staff networks to create meaningful change for Disabled employees as we work towards inclusion and accessibility in all areas of life. The hard work and dedication of our networks should not go unnoticed. So, let’s come together to celebrate all that’s been achieved and make our contributions visible all over the world.

And don’t forget, NADSN is also on hand to offer advice and support for starting or growing your staff network as you move from strength to strength in ensuring inclusion for Disabled people in your organisation. We are stronger when we work together. So, let’s do this!

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