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International Day of Disabled Persons 2021: Virtual Celebration

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NZSL information: International Day of Disabled Persons 2021 LR

The livestream video is below this text.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on 3 December internationally and promoted by the United Nations. This day is to celebrate the contributions disabled people and tāngata whaikaha make to our communities. This day increases awareness of the importance of inclusion of disabled people, tāngata whaikaha and family/whānau in social, political, economic and cultural life.

Join Te Pou's livestream at 12:00pm on Friday, 3 December to virtually celebrate the International Day of Disabled Persons 2021. We have entertainment from The Mutes From Mars, PHAB, TouchCompass and more.

Our host for the celebration is Joshua Fuimaono, National I.Lead committee.

We will be talking with:

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero MNZM
Martine Abel-Williamsom, World Blind Union
Bridget Snedden, Family Network & World Down Syndrome International
Alex Snedden, former President for People First, Northern Region
Paul Holmes, Te Pou Advisory Group Member
Nigel Ngahiwi, Te Pou
Lara Draper, Deaf Aotearoa
Prudence Walker, Disabled Persons Assembly
Manase Lua, Kanorau Pasifika, Te Pou

(Line up subject to change)

This virtual celebration is for disabled people, whānau and allies.

This is a free event.

We have closed captions and NZSL interpreters at this event.

For more information or accessibility queries please contact: or 09 261 3425

Go to the audio described livestream video of the event


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