Come together to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability

A free cultural celebration at State Library on December 1 will bring the community together to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability.

Hosted by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in partnership with UnitingCare Community, ALLtogether will bring people with disability, organisations and the wider community together to promote understanding of people with a disability, and encourage respect for their dignity, rights and wellbeing.

State Librarian Janette Wright said, “State Library is a place of diversity and inclusiveness that celebrates each Queenslander’s unique story. ALLtogether celebrates the stories of people with a disability, their accomplishments, and the important contribution they make to our community.”

“This is the fourth year State Library has partnered with UnitingCare Community to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability. It’s been wonderful to see the continued growth of this event and the increased participation from the wider community. It’s also great to see the growing number of talented performers showcased at the event.”

UnitingCare Community’s Director of Disability Services Janet Millward said ALLtogether reflects the organisation’s commitment to inclusiveness for all.

“People can come together in support of a common cause and really understand the achievements and contributions to society people with a disability make,” she said.

A performance stage will showcase the talents of people with a disability from South East Queensland. There will be live performances from the UnitingCare Community Drumming and Music and Drama Groups, the Southside Singers, The Transformers Choir, DJ Jammers and The Kayzee Singers, as well as book and poetry readings.

Arts and crafts will be on display from community organisations such as UnitingCare Community and Access Arts, and information stands from Open Minds, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Reclink Queensland, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, Speaking Up For You Inc. (SUFY), Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy (QADA) and Livewire (powered by Starlight Children’s Foundation).

The event will be held at The Edge at SLQ, in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. SLQ offers disability parking, access and facilities.

A free barbeque lunch will be served at 12.30pm. All activities are free, and everyone is welcome.

ALLtogether 2013

When
: Sunday 1st December, 10am-3pm
Where: The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

See the full program at slq.qld.gov.au, or contact Lyn Thompson on 07 3842 9058 for more information.

ALLtogether is supported by UnitingCare Community and State Library of Queensland.

Media enquiries: Nicole Mangelsdorf, SLQ Communications 07 3842 9084 | Nicole.Mangelsdorf@slq.qld.gov.au

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