State Library recognises four million Australians living with disability

State Library of Queensland invites the community to come ‘ALLtogether’ on Sunday 22 March for a free festival to honour people with disability.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the ALLtogether celebration day was an important event in State Library’s calendar, as it let people with disability know their contributions to Queensland were 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 disability, support organisations and the wider community together to promote understanding of and respect for the four million Australians that live 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 in March, visitors can experience an even wider range of exciting performances and entertainment 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 Ambition Road.

Numerous organisations and community groups will also host art and craft stalls and information stands, including Access Arts, Life Without Barriers, and CPL – Choice, Passion Life (Cerebral Palsy League).

Supporting partner Brisbane City Council will be providing event activities for the day including mobile and pop-up libraries, Council bus tours, Tai Chi, and wheelchair skills sessions.

ALLtogether 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 is ordinarily held at the end of each year to coincide with International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. Last year’s event was unfortunately postponed until March 2015 due to unforeseen circumstances.

When: Sunday 22 March 2015, 10am–4pm

Where: State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, 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
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