This week we're celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), which falls on Sunday 3 December this year.
IDPwD aims to increase awareness, understanding and inclusion of people with disability. The 2023 theme for IDPwD asks everyone to work together to make the world better and more equitable for people with disability.
Join us in recognising all people with disability this IDPwD.
"Make the world more accessible...something for people with disability makes the world more equitable for everyone" - Megan Spindler-Smith.
Hear from our wonderful Co-CEO Megan Spindler-Smith with their thoughts on the importance of working together to make the world more equitable for people with disability.
We also asked longstanding Yooralla volunteer (and all round legend) Peter Johnstone for his thoughts on what steps we could take to improve inclusion for people with disability.
"What would be really nice is if we didn't have to have an International Day of Disability and, like everybody else, our day was our birthdays" - Peter Johnstone.
Local community events
Check out the community event calendar from International Day of People with Disability for events and activities you can attend in your area or online.
Looking for live music?
To celebrate their new music and International Day of People with Disability 2023, musical legends Rudely Interrupted are performing a huge matinée show on 2 Dec 2023 at Northcote Social Club. They'll be supported by friends The Hacketts. Two band members from The Hacketts are also Yooralla clients!
ABC iview videos
Join the ABC in celebrating the International Day of People with Disability with this collection of insightful documentaries. Think great series like 'You Can't Ask That', 'Employable Me' and "Australian Story', plus videos from comedians, Digby Ernest Webster, Kurt Fearnley and more.