Stonnington building up to International Day of People with Disability 2018

News | 10 September 2018

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People with a lived experience of disability who live in or regularly visit Stonnington are invited to enter a digital exhibition that will be showcased at the City of Stonnington’s celebration event for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, is inviting people with a disability to enter the exhibition and join us on Friday 7 December to celebrate IDPwD.

“Every year International Day of People with Disability is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities,” said Cr Stefanopoulos.

“This year we are inviting people with a lived experience of disability who live in or regularly visit Stonnington to harness their digital creativity.

“Exploring the question ‘What makes you, you?’ we’re looking for people to tell their personal story through audio or visual media.

“All entries will be shown at our International Day of People with Disability celebration event on Friday 7 December,” added Cr Stefanopoulos.

IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

The City of Stonnington is celebrating IDPwD with an event on Friday 7 December at 12pm at our Phoenix Park Community Centre. This is open to all; however, RSVPs are essential. Contact
8290 1192 or access@stonnington.vic.gov.au to register your attendance.

Visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/ipdwd for more information about the ‘What makes you, you?’ digital exhibition, including how to submit before entries close on 5 October.

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City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos is available for interview or comment.

For media enquiries, contact media@stonnington.vic.gov.au.

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