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Inclusivity Matters

Friday 08 December 2023




Fri 08 December, 17:00-18:30


Te Manawaroa Room, University of Waikato, 101 Durham Street, Tauranga

The International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote disability rights and celebrate the contributions and achievements of disabled people. This year Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga City Libraries is proud to support this day and the disabled community by hosting the Inclusivity Matters series.

The Inclusivity Matters talk on Friday, 8 December, is an opportunity to hear three local women talk about their personal journeys living with a disability and hear their thoughts on what inclusivity means to them and their community. 

Our speakers for the evening are Casey Brady Director of NextStep NZ, Stacey Roche author and Accessibility Advisor and Paralympian, and Teina Boyd Accessibility Advisor for Tauranga City Council. These dynamic women are passionate about inclusivity and currently work with their communities to increase awareness and understanding.   

After the talk, the floor will be opened up to the audience, to allow questions to the panel. Learn how you can make a difference and support your community.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to hear from three fabulous women and learn more about why Inclusivity Matters!

This is an inclusive session open to everyone and accessible for wheelchair users.

Light refreshments will be served before doors open.

The following events are also included in the Inclusivity Matters series:

  • Te Whare Mauri Tau: Monday 4 December.
    Join us for our last craft class of the year. Learn how to make traditional basket from harakeke, (NZ flax), share stories and connect.
  • What’s in your Library? Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December.
    Find out about the amazing things we have in the library. Our staff will share some of our special collections, programmes and show how our e-resources can support disabled people.

For event queries, please contact Library Events

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