Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities
|Published: 25th November 2013 12:22|
The Hate Crime Service and Equalities Team at Portsmouth City Council have announced an event to celebrate UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This event will take place between 1pm-4pm on Tuesday 3rd December in the Menuhin Room on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library (Opening Speeches begin at 1.30pm, but information stands are available from 12:30pm).
AboutMyArea was told, "We will be welcoming a talk by Portsmouth University student and Paralympian Lauren Steadman, who has represented Great Britain at two consecutive Paralympic Games, firstly in Beijing when she was 15 and most recently in London when she qualified for the final of both the 100m Freestyle and the 400m Freestyle.
"We also welcome an award winning drama production by the Blue Apple Theatre Company on Disability Hate Crime, entitled "Living without fear". Six actors with learning disabilities provide an authentic voice in tackling difficult issues around disability hate crime, bullying and fear.
"Although we would like as many people as possible to enjoy this event, we are very limited on space, so please book as soon as possible due to demand."