Together: An Event for IDPWD

Friday, 3rd December, 2021

9.30am – 12.30pm

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Let’s celebrate International Day of People with Disability!

Featuring a line-up of acclaimed guest speakers, this virtual event will include insights and discussions about how we can all help build more inclusive communities.

With Nathan Basha as Master of Ceremonies, our guests will speak about their lived experiences with disability.

9.30am                        Event begins

10.00am                      Moana Hope, with special guest Vinny Hope

10.50am                      Carly Findlay

11.40am                      Sam Bailey


About the speakers

Nathan Basha
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Nathan has spoken at international and national events, sharing his insights about what can happen when people are encouraged to live their dreams and live life to their full potential.

Nathan is a filmmaker, attendant the University of Sydney and works at the radio station Nova 96.9. Nathan has Down syndrome but he says, “That’s not who I am”.

Moana Hope

With special guest Vinny Hope

Profile image of Moana Hope Moana Hope is a powerhouse of football and a former professional Australian rules footballer. Vinny is her sister, and Moana is her full time carer.

Moana and Vinny have a tremendous story which is full of adversity, success, and breaking down stereotypes.

Join us at 10am to hear Moana and Vinny’s story!

Carly Findlay
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Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in January 2019.

Carly also edited the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books.

She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for news outlets including the ABC, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and SBS.

In 2020, Carly Findlay received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her work as a disability advocate and activist.

Join us at 10.50am to hear from Carly!

Sam Bailey
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Sam Bailey is a standout inspirational speaker. He’s also a farmer, pilot, husband and best-selling author who has achieved incredible success from a wheelchair.

A riveting and uplifting speaker, Sam has an amazing ability to take his audiences on the journey of his life. It’s a rollercoaster ride that promises to make people laugh, cry, appreciate what they’ve got, and realise that nothing is impossible.

Join us at 11.40am to hear Sam’s story!