Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Join STAR to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability in two brilliant events at Cleveland and Ipswich.

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, Qld Australian of The Year 2021 will speak about breaking down barriers. 

Dr Palipana is a Doctor, Lawyer, advocate, academic and Queensland’s Australian of the Year 2021. 

In 2010, Dinesh was involved in a devastating accident that changed his life. Dinesh was studying his Doctor of Medical when this accident left him a quadriplegic. 

Dinesh returned home to Sri Lanka to assist his recovery, but he was determined to finish his degree in Australia. He returned to Griffith University and became Queensland’s first quadriplegic medical intern. Dinesh graduated in 2016. This is just the beginning of his inspirational story. Dinesh is internationally recognised for his achievements. 

Join us to hear how he has taken part in ground-breaking research, became Senior Resident Doctor and a Senior Lecturer.

Celebrating International Day of people with Disability in Ipswich on Friday 3 December 2021, 8:45am-11 am, at Brothers Leagues Club, 20 Wildey St, Raceview. 

The event will feature a key note presentation by Karen Lee Roberts about overcoming barriers and her journey as an artist living with disability. 

Karen Lee Roberts is one of indelabilityarts’ core ensemble members and their artistic ambassador as well as being a freelance performer. Overcoming many barriers in her life, Karen’s career highlights include writing and performing in indelabilityarts’ award winning show Wilbur the Optical Whale,

 Guests will also be invited to share their views around accessibility in the local community, especially around the topics of employment and physical access. Guests will be encouraged to discuss what support they are getting and what is needed to build an inclusive community. Melissa Dower from Ipswich City Council will speak about accessibility in Ipswich.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Call Andrea at STAR on 3821 6699 ext 2.