October Is Purple - The Purple Parade 2021

THE PURPLE PARADE is a unifying national platform to promote awareness and celebrate abilities of Persons with Disabilities. The core of The Purple Parade movement is to ensure that Persons with Disabilities are included in the main chapter of Singapore’s growth and have equal access to education, employment, transport and social networks.

The Purple Parade Spectrum Store Facebook Banner(Source: www.facebook.com/purpleparade)

The event has been held each year in Singapore from 2013 to 2015 at Speakers Corner in Hong Lim Park, as well as the Fountain of Wealth in Suntec City from 2016 to 2019 on a Saturday in October or November. The 2020 event was held on 31 October, the first virtual event.

The 9th run of The Purple Parade will be a hybrid concert with a combination of live and online performances, featuring talents from different disability groups and individuals. It will be held on 30 October 2021.

The Parade consists of participating groups and individuals, representing a community of like-minded organisations such as Voluntary Welfare Organisations, schools, social enterprises, government agencies and corporations. They are all united by a common belief that People with Disabilities have abilities and are able to contribute to society.

The Parade comprises four key components:

  • Campaign: A pre-event campaign at locations such as schools, shopping malls and train cabins, to create awareness of the Parade and the movement.
  • Carnival: A carnival comprising booths by participating organisations from the public and private sectors, to raise funds for organisations in the Disability sector.
  • Contingent: A march-past of various contingent groups from the public and private sector, decked out in unique costumes and props, to show their support for the movement.
  • Concert: An all-inclusive concert showcasing the talents of performers with and without Disabilities. Performing groups include representatives from various organisations in the Disability sector, as well as the 3Ps (People, Public, Private).
  • Conversations: A human library for people to gain a deeper understanding of the Disability community through sharing of personal stories.

In 2021, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the organisers have moved the events online. The event will be livestreamed on their facebook page on 31st October 2021

There are 3 ways to support persons with disabilities through The Purple Parade 2021! 

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The Purple Parade Spectrum Store 3 Ways To Support Purple

The Purple Parade Spectrum Store 3 Ways To Support Purple

Find out more at www.purpleparade.sg

To show our support, shoppers who come to Spectrum Store Suntec City dressed in purple between 23rd October 2021 to 31st October 2021 will be eligible for at 10% Off their purchase. 

In this collection, we have put together all things purple 💜  Shop more here here

 1. Ryan's World Geli Baff Glitter Purple by Zimpli Kids Spectrum Store The Purple Parade Zimpli Kids Purple Glitter Gelli Baff

2. Everyday Socks: Believe In Your Selfie by Two Left Feet

Spectrum Store The Purple Parade Two Left Feet Believe In Your Selfie Everyday Socks

3. Lavender Soap Sponge by The soap StorySpectrum Store The Purple Parade The Soap Story Lavender Soap Sponge

4. Wake Up Kick Ass Repeat Planner Stickers by Peter Pauper PressSpectrum Store The Purple Parade Peter Pauper Press Wake Up Kick Ass Planner Stickers

5. Purple Crackle Wax Melt Warmer by Heart & Home

Spectrum Store The Purple Parade Heart & Home Purple Crackle Wax Melt Warmer

6. Fitkids Purple Active Lifestyle Shoes by FitkicksSpectrum Store The Purple Parade Fitkids Active Lifestyle Shoes Purple

7. End Of The Month Wonderfund Jar by Boxer GiftsSpectrum Store The Purple Parade Boxer Gifts End Of The Month Wonderfund Jar Coin Bank

8. Better Late Than Ugly Chatter Wall Plaque by Boxer GiftsSpectrum Store The Purple Parade Boxer Gifts Chatterwall Better Late Than Ugly

Shop the entire collection here

sources:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/undaunted-by-covid-19-parade-celebrating-people-with-disabilities-goes-virtual

https://www.purpleparade.sg/

https://www.facebook.com/purpleparade/

https://www.cdc.gov.sg/centralsingapore/contentdetails/purple-parade

 

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