Kōrero for Change

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2024/25 Kōrero for Change Online Webinar Series

What is Kōrero for Change?

Kōrero for Change spans one year (April 2024 - March/April 2025) and consists of seven online panel discussions, held every two months. Each discussion is themed around a key area of life where individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand encounter disabling experiences.

They are housing, employment, transport, education, media, digital and information systems and emergency response.

The key elements for our Kōrero for Change will include:

  • Fostering courageous conversations about ableism and inclusion in Aotearoa New Zealand with key stakeholders, government, and disabled people. By addressing these issues directly, we aim to stimulate new thinking, awareness, and action.
  • Empowering panelists to share their knowledge and experiences, bridge the gap between assumptions around disability, encouraging innovative and out-of-the-box thinking to address inequity. The approach is crucial for finding practical solutions to accessibility challenges.
  • Utilising international accessibility standards as through-providing case studies to inspire participants to envision an accessible and inclusive New Zealand. This practical approach can help participants reimagine the standard and methods that can be employed to achieve accessibility within the next decade.
  • Transparency and knowledge sharing by making recordings and summary notes from the panel discussions readily available to the public via our website.

Kōrero for Change is presented with thanks to funding from the J R McKenzie Trust and Whaikaha | Ministry of Disabled People.

We will be starting the webinar series with:

Media and Communications

Media hold a pivotal role in changing the narrative around how disabled people are portrayed. We will be calling on a disability expert to explain what ableism looks like in the media, and asking guest speakers, "What is the role of communication and media in the process of inclusion?" We will also be taking a closer look at robust accessibility standards used in Europe around the media.

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Time: 9am to 11am

WhereRegister Online via Zoom

Attending: Anyone with the desire to see improved access and inclusion for all of Aotearoa New Zealand’s population.

Contact: Kimberly Graham via email

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April 10, 2024 at 9:00am - 11am