Celebrate International Day of People with Disability ‘ALLtogether’ at State Library

State Library will host a free festival on Sunday 30 November, inviting the community to join in celebrating International Day of People with Disability.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the ALLtogether celebration day is an important event in State Library’s calendar, as it lets people with disability know their contributions to Queensland are recognised and valued.

“State Library is a welcoming place for all Queenslanders. Each year, we take this special day to acknowledge the important contributions people with disability make every day, to celebrate their diverse stories and acknowledge how they enrich our community.”

Hosted in partnership with UnitingCare Community and sponsored by Multicap, ALLtogether will bring people with a disability, organisations and the wider community together to promote understanding of and respect for people with a disability.

This is the fourth year State Library has partnered with UnitingCare Community to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

UnitingCare Community’s Director of Disability Services Lorna Sullivan said ALLtogether is one of many events worldwide that aim to raise community awareness, improve attitudes, and break down the barriers faced by people with disability.

“UnitingCare Community is proud to continue co-hosting ALLtogether, as it strengthens our commitment to engaging people with disabilities, their families and friends, and helping them to lead good lives,” she said.

At ALLtogether 2014 visitors can experience an even wider range of exciting performances and activities than in previous years.

There will be on-stage entertainment throughout the day, including performers with disabilities such as The Transformers Choir, Southside Singers and DJ Jammers.

Numerous organisations and community groups will also host art and craft stalls and information stands, including Brisbane City Council, Access Arts, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Life Without Barriers.

The event will be held at State Library, 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 2014
When: Sunday 30 November, 10am-4pm
Where: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank
See the full program at slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on, or contact Lyn Thompson on 07 3842 9058 for more information.

Media enquiries: Shahedah Sabdia, SLQ Communications
07 3842 9084 | shahedah.sabdia@slq.qld.gov.au

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