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Snap that Stigma Forum in Wagga Wagga, Friday 1 June

Written on May 28, 2018

CREATE is hosting an event on Friday 1 June at 10am at Wagga Wagga Civic Centre and have released a video aimed at addressing challenges faced by young people with disabilities who are also have care experience.

Wagga’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Braid will be giving the event’s opening address. Cr Braid has served as a Councillor at Wagga City Council since 2008, with tenure as deputy mayor in 2012.

The CREATE ‘Snap that Stigma’ video features an incredible group of resilient young Australians passionately calling on the Australian community to address the stigma they and their peers have faced growing up in care with a disability. The young people share their struggle about overcoming discrimination and becoming advocates for the changes they wish to see in the sector.

The Snap That Stigma Wagga Wagga Forum is part of a series of events that uses the video as a catalyst for a facilitated conversation about practicalities and solutions that each community can implement to overcome and address these barriers.
CREATE Foundation is the proud recipient of a grant through the NDIS National Readiness Grants for implementing Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC). The project aims to foster better inclusion of young people with a disability by creating connections between them and their communities through open and transparent discussions around issues identified by the young people themselves.

The ‘Snap that Stigma’ event takes place on Friday 1 June from 10am to 12:30pm at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre.

The community and media are warmly invited to attend these events and hear first had from our young people with disabilities about their experiences, challenges and triumphs.

Media are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Andrea on 0402050418.

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For further comment from CREATE’s CEO Jacqui Reed and/or a young person with care experience please call Andrea Doney 0402050418 and andrea@admarcoms.com.au