This may be a small book but it packs a lot of punch. In Here we are, read us: women, disability and writing (Crip the Lit, Wellington, NZ, March 2019) we meet eight remarkable women writers who also happen to be disabled. Keep Reading
Above: Team work, fun and new skills is what the tape art workshop brought to Disability Pride Week 2017. New Zealand tape artists Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby worked with disabled artists to create murals depicting the artists’ interpretation of Disability Pride.
Disability Pride Week 2019
When: Monday 16 September - Sunday 22 September 2019
Where: across Aotearoa New Zealand
Theme: Setting the Agenda
Our vision is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be a place where we as disabled people feel proud of ourselves and our country.
Disability Pride Week is a national event that celebrates our common humanity. Here, disabled people share our stories and creativity through a range of activities to show that we are also citizens. Disabled people make up 25 percent (1.1 million) of the New Zealand population.
"We are New Zealand’s largest minority group and its time to claim our place in society – one where we are included, visible and valued."- Disability Pride Week co-founder Nick Ruane with Rachel Noble.
LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS
My name is Kezia Bennett. I’m a wheelchair user and a volunteer writer for Arts Access Aotearoa. I am also a founding member of Wellington Integrated Dance (WIDance). Keep Reading
In 2018, we invited you to join disabled people and their allies in exploring disability pride and celebrating human diversity as part of Disability Pride Week. Thanks to you, we achieved our goal to keep the momentum going. Keep Reading
Come and celebrate! On Wednesday 28 November Wellington is hosting a Disability Pride Rally: Claiming Our Place at Toi Whakaari, 11 Hutchinson Street, Newtown, from 12.30pm to 2pm. Keep Reading
In two videos, Robert Martin gets behind Disability Pride Week in New Zealand and calls for everyone to do the same. Keep Reading
Let's keep the momentum going and get involved in Disability Pride Week 2018, on from Monday 26 November to Monday 3 December 2018. Keep Reading
Today was a significant day for the disability community. For over a year now, the Access Matters campaign, led by a group of twelve disability organisations called the Access Alliance, have been calling for accessibility legislation at the heart of a more inclusive Aotearoa. Keep Reading