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Britain's leading civil rights group

To boldly go where all others have been before


The Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) is Britain's premier civil rights group with hundreds of members. DAN believes in Direct Action, which means mobilising disabled people to demonstrate against injustice. DAN was responsible for getting ITV to scarp Telethon. A well publicised marathon charity fund-raising gala which was held annually on television which portrayed negative images of disability in order to raise money for charities. Since then many such actions have been held. The organisation has taken the centre stage, in changing the way disabled people in Britain are perceived by demanding civil rights not charity or pity.



  • DAN's CIVIL RIGHTS CAMPAIGN 1996 & DIARY DATES
  • LATEST CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS AND FUTURE PROGRAMMES
  • DAN's 6th NATIONAL ACTION IN NOTTINGHAM
  • FREE OUR PEOPLE DEMOSTRATION
  • DANS NATIONAL ORGANISERS AND WHAT THEY DO
    AND LIST OF CONTACTS ACROSS BRITAIN
  • EXAMPLES OF PAST ACTIONS
  • BRITAIN'S DISABLED PEOPLE'S CIVIL RIGHTS CHARTER

  • National Organiser: Alan Holdsworth, Disabled People's Direct Action Network, 3 Crawley Road, Wood Green, London, United Kingdom, N22 6AN

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