About

Who we are

DPSN, or Diversity Promotion through Social Networking, is a project which aims to stimulate conversations about diversity, creativity and social change.  The project, run by Diversity New Zealand, began in 2009 as an online and offline peer support network.

DPSN has evolved considerably over the past five years.  In 2012 we began to increase our online presence as a recognition of the important role technology has to play in bringing together diverse communities of people, and fostering changes in attitudes around diversity, acceptance and inclusion.

What we do

DPSN aims to build and bring together a diverse community of people on the margins of society, who may not normally network with each other, to engage in conversation about diversity, creativity and social change. In doing so, we hope to both achieve changes in attitudes around diversity, acceptance and inclusion and foster a leadership approach to social change.

How we work

DPSN posts a regular blog which discusses current issues for a variety of diverse populations, such as Deaf and disabled, LGBT and mental health consumers.  We also attend events and take part in creative projects, like 100 Faces of Diversity (2013).  Currently we are featuring a regular guest blog once a month, as well as our new series “5 Quick Questions with…” where we interview someone with a unique take on diversity.  We also repost relevant blogs from other sites, with permission.

If you’d like to write for DPSN, or know someone you think we should contact about a blog or an interview, please let email our Project Manager, Barbara.

How you can join us

If you are interested in participating in our discussions, you can follow our blog, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter or come along to one of our events.

If you would like to write a blog, advertise an event, or report on one you’ve been to, please contact us. We are happy to post blogs from other individuals or groups.

Contact us

Barbara Pike, Project Manager at barbara@diversitynz.com

Anna Nelson, Social Media Moderator at anna@diversitynz.com

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