#PurpleLightUp 24-hour Global Broadcast – North America

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Celebrate the economic contribution of disabled employees around the world by joining the #PurpleLightUp 24-hour Global Broadcast

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#PurpleLightUp, led by PurpleSpace, is the powerful global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of disabled employees around the world, which we hold on 3rd December as a mark of respect to the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

This year #PurpleLightUp takes on an even greater significance as we launch the world’s first #PurpleLightUp 24-hour Global Broadcast. From sunrise in Australia, across six continents, to sunset in New York, we are bringing together CEOs, senior champions, network / ERG leaders and disabled employees to connect, share their stories and feel the power of change.

The Global Broadcast will commence at 14:00 PST/ 16:00 CST/ 17:00 EST/ 22:00 GMT on 2nd December for 24 hours. Registering enables you to join at any point during the live 24 hours - regardless of which continent link you have used to register - as well as watch all content ‘On Demand’ both on the day and for 10 days following the event.

The ‘purple spotlight’ will be turned on North America on 3rd December between 11:00 – 14:00 PST / 13:00 – 16:00 CST / 14:00 – 17:00 EST, where we will be showcasing the amazing strides that organisations, associations and individuals around the world are making in terms of disability inclusion and in building disability confidence from the inside out. Working closely with our Strategic Partners, Continent Partners and local associations and Ambassadors across the world, including Disability:IN, the UN’s ILO and the Valuable 500, we will bring you some of the world’s most innovative leaders and the opportunity to connect with your peers around the globe.

Registration is free and open to all so do join our Party with a Purpose and celebrate disabled talent.

Please download the full programme here.

Available on the day:

• Panel discussions, interviews and webinars, many with live Q&A

• Guest appearances by local celebrities, politicians and thought-leaders

• Live chat with attendees around the world

• A montage of iconic landmarks and buildings across the world turning purple to show their support

• ‘On Demand’ function for all sessions

• Captioning for all content throughout the programme

“This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Disability:IN is excited to partner with PurpleSpace, in connecting inclusion leaders across the world to discuss our shared vision – building an inclusive global economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully. As we move towards an ever-connected, digital world, we support our multi-national corporate partners in advancing disability inclusion internationally.” – Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN

For an accessible version of this video please click here.

About #PurpleLightUp

#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world. Since 2017, #PurpleLightUp has been driving momentum for disability inclusion, with hundreds of thousands or organisations across dozens of countries taking part. Find out more about #PurpleLightUp here.

About PurpleSpace

PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and employee resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades. PurpleSpace helps its hundreds of members across the world to build disability confidence from the inside out. Find out more about PurpleSpace here.

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