The organisers are calling for disabled people, organisations and community groups to register their events.
Disability Pride Week is about bringing disabled people together to celebrate their common humanity through a variety of activities, sharing our stories and our creativity. Co-covenor Rachel Noble says, “Our vision is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be a place where we as disabled people feel proud of ourselves and our country, we welcome and invite you to be part of the week”.
Disability Pride Week incorporates the UN International Day for Disabled People on Sunday 3 December. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people.
The kaupapa for the week is that all the events will:
– Explore or demonstrate Disability Pride
– Disabled people have a lead and/or partnership role in the planning and implementation of the event
– Project Disability Pride to the wider community
– Acknowledge members of the Disability community who are no longer with us
– Be fun and inclusive
This is part of a growing collective of Disability Pride events around the world.