Disability Pride Celebration- VIC

Join Belong and Disability Resources Centre for a truly joyful celebration of Disability Pride 2024! Theme: "Dress Up in Colour and Bedazzle Your Pride"- Dive into a vibrant world with our dress-up and glitter station, photo booth, open mic performances, disability pride badge and art making, and a feast of food and joy. Hybrid Celebration: Can't make it in person? No worries, join us online. A zoom link will be emailed closer to the date. Our Pride Open Mic is for everyone, whether you're at home or in the room. Share or perform anything about Disability Justice and Disability Pride—we'd love to hear from you! Performances and presentations can be up to 3 minutes long. Our Pride Open Works space welcomes anyone who wants to share their art or creations. Please contact Sinead at info@drc.org.au to secure your spot in the Open Mic or Open Works. Event Details: When: Wednesday, 31st July, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Where: Wayi Djerring Room, Level 4, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Accessible toilets on the ground floor Auslan interpreters present Low sensory quiet space available Cushioned area for lying down or floor sitting ( Located in main event area. ) Fragrance-free event—please avoid wearing perfumes and strong scents Deaf (silent) clapping encouraged for our noise-sensitive friends COVID Safety: Air purifiers in the space Free masks and sanitizer available RAT testing encouraged prior to the event Masking strongly encouraged to protect our immunocompromised community Special Considerations: Performers and support staff may need to be maskless to facilitate communication for D/deaf, HoH, and non-English speakers. We try to move through this, and other clashes of access needs, with as much consideration as possible. Parking: Limited curbside parking on Lonsdale St and more on Russel St near Artemis Lane. Disabled parking spaces available. We are seeking the most accessible nearby car park and will update soon. Building Access: Ramp access from Lonsdale Street via Shilling Lane to automated doors Platform lift from QV Courtyard to rear automated doors Accessible lift within QVWC to all floors Dietary Requirements: Enjoy vegan, gluten-free, low FODMAP, high salt snacks, plenty of fruit, tea and hydralite. For other dietary needs, email Sinead at info@drc.org.au. Other Access Requirements: We strive to create spaces where people show up in solidarity and care, respecting each other's realities and adjusting practices where possible. Questions? Contact Sinead at info@drc.org.au Join us for a memorable and inclusive celebration of Disability Pride 2024!
Date: 31 July, 3:00 pm –
Venue: Queen Victoria Women's Centre
Address: 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
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