International Day of People with DisAbility

05/11/2018

International Day of people with a DisAbility 

On behalf of the IDPwD Committee represented by the Hobart, Glenorchy and Clarence City Council Access Committees and Tascare Society for Children, we would like to formally invite you to attend this year’s community celebration.

Come along to one, two or maybe all three events?

Invite your friends, family and colleagues and help us share our vision of increasing opportunities for people with a disability, whilst simultaneously showcasing creative outcomes.

What's on?

A Music Extravaganza in the Elizabeth Street Mall on Thursday 29 November, 12-2pm

The event will showcase individual performers, musical groups, dance troupes and two newly formed rock bands that are part of the Rock Band mentoring program facilitated by the Hobart Rock Band Academy. The program offers young people with a disability the opportunity to come together, develop skills and the confidence to form a band and as a result make amazing music and play to a public audience.

A Short Film Festival, Friday 30 November – Thursday 6 December

Launch: Film and Popcorn night – Friday 30 November, 6-8pm 157 Elizabeth Street

The festival will showcase films and movies to challenge perceptions, educate others and to make our community a more inclusive place for everyone. The films will highlight the importance of inclusive engagement by sharing stories of people living with a disability and shared experiences from young mentors. The films will also capture a range of creative ‘all abilities’ projects happening in southern Tasmania in the sports, art and performance space, as well as open up discussion about a range of topics which highlights the importance of inclusion, engagement and communication. The films will be shared with the community via a range of screens across greater Hobart.

A Sport and Recreation Fun Day Out, Saturday 1 December, 10 am – 2 pm

As part of a Fun Day on Parliament Lawns, the community will be able to engage in a range of sport and recreation options including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair AFL, sensory nature play, fun and inclusive track and field events, juggling, and more…

The event is cohosted by Special Olympics Tasmania and New Horizons Club Inc. and is an opportunity for sporting groups to share inclusive programs with the broader community.

The IDPwD events are free and suitable for all ages and abilities. All three events aim to celebrate inclusion and diversity, increase public awareness and celebrate community achievements.

Locations of the community screens (to view the short films), accessible parking spaces and toilet access for all three events will be shared over the coming weeks.

To stay connected please visit Hobart City Council website.