Purple Light Up 2017


The Purple Light Up for the International Day of Disabled People 2017

3rd-9th December 2017


In 1992, the United Nations designated 3rd December as the International Day of Disabled People (IDDP). Every year since, Member States and disabled people’s organisations around the world, including our own Disabled Staff Networks, mark and celebrate this day in a wide variety of ways. The UN’s Theme for IDDP in 2017 is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

In line with this Theme, Kate Nash OBE (@KateNashOBE, our friend and the Creator of PurpleSpace) has launched a ground-breaking new initiative for IDDP this year called “Purple Light Up!” celebrating the economic contribution of disabled employees.

NADSN is very excited to support and take part in this inspirational initiative!

Please see details and ideas on how your Disabled Staff Network and organisation can get involved by clicking the following links:

As 3rd December is a Sunday this year, Purple Light Up events will run throughout the week beginning 4th December.

We’d love to collate how our Disabled Staff Networks will mark IDDP, so please contact us and let us know what your Network plans to do.

You can be added to the “Purple Light Up” roll-call on the PurpleSpace platform by emailing the PurpleSpace Team from 1st October.

Here’s to a Purple IDDP 2017! šŸ™‚


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Hamied is nominated for a National Diversity Award – please vote!


Our Chair, Dr Hamied Haroon (@HHHotWheels), is overwhelmed to be nominated in this year’s National Diversity Awards (@ndawards) for the “Positive Role Model Award – Disability”! Hamied was nominated by the amazing Jane Cordell (@CordellJane) and extraordinary Kate Nash OBE (@KateNashOBE)!

If you would like to endorse Hamied’s nomination please visit this page to vote! Nominations and voting will close on 9th June.

#NDA17 #NDA2017


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