Events

Inclusive Education: Front and Centre - Showcase Event (Booked out)

23 October 2019
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House - 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney New South Wales
We will be facilitating this important event at Parliament house, showcasing Inclusive Education. The event is open for all families and will be co-hosted by The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Education, Prue Car MP, Shadow Minister for Education and David Shoebridge MLC, Education Spokesperson for the Greens. We hope to see you there, as the presence of people with disability and their families will send a potent message to decision makers that we have a strong collective voice.

This event will highlight the urgent need of systemic reform so that authentic, evidence-based inclusive education practice is adopted within our NSW education system. We will also be launching Al’s Story, the 15min. film we have been working on this year, documenting Al Graham’s inclusive education journey at Turramurra High in NSW. 

Come and show decision makers that people with disability and families in NSW feel passionate about children with disability having a valued place in the regular class at the local public school; in the #SameClassroom as their same aged peers, with the right supports in place, so they can have the same opportunity to reach their full potential.

Family Advocacy is inviting each MP, however it will be much more powerful if you could invite your local MP personally and request that they attend. The more MPs we educate about inclusive education, the better chance we have of creating long-term change. This is also a great opportunity to meet with your NSW MP.  If you would like more information about contacting your local MP, send an email to: sameclassroom@family-advocacy.com

Speakers:
Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Kathy Cologon, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education, Macquarie University
Damien Moran, Principal, Ashfield Public School
Catia Malaquias, Parent and Advocate, 2018 Human Rights Award winner, co-founder of All Means All

Screening: Al’s Story (15 mins) - Introduced by Al's mum, Penny Graham

Drinks and nibbles provided.

UPDATE: We are now fully booked, but please tune in to our Facebook page on the night as we will be live streaming the event!

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