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Crowd-funding pays off for kids' book fundraiser (@pledgeme)

Posted by Diversityworks on 27 March 2013, 7:41 pm in , , , , ,

PledgeMeAt the beginning of March Diversityworks Trust started a PledgeMe campaign to raise $3500 to print 1000 copies of My Friend Is A Superhero. Duffy Books in Homes agreed to distribute 500 of these to lower-decile schools throughout New Zealand.

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Campaign aims to get disability seen more on screen

Posted by Diversityworks on 25 March 2013, 3:10 pm in , , , , ,


25 March 2013

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Campaign aims to influence children (and their parents) away from negative stereotypes

Posted by Diversityworks on 20 February 2013, 8:27 pm in , , , , ,

You know how kids stare at people in wheelchairs and aren’t sure what to say? Well, we want to change that. We want kids to run up to people in wheelchairs and say, “Wow! You must be a superhero!” 

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Expression of interest call out: Arts Access Aotearoa Make –A –Difference Arts Advocate Project

Posted by Diversityworks on 16 February 2013, 10:12 am in , , , ,

Diversityworks Trust has partnered with Arts Access Aotearoa to seek expressions of interest from Auckland artists with unique function/experience (disability) to participate in the Make –A –Difference Project 2013 and be trained as arts advocates. Up to 20 people will be accepted onto the programme.

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Trust celebrates seven years of diversity

Posted by Diversityworks on 5 December 2012, 11:00 am in , , , , ,

Diversityworks Trust held its seventh Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22 November.

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Archiving project focuses on history of New Zealand Sign Language

Posted by Diversityworks on 27 July 2012, 6:38 am in , , ,

Media Release – 26 July 2012

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Music video challenges social labels and fear

Posted by Diversityworks on 7 July 2012, 2:18 pm in , , , , , ,

Diversityworks Trust's Executive Director, ex-comedian Philip Patston has released his debut music video.

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Think pink to address bullying

Posted by Diversityworks on 15 May 2012, 12:05 pm in ,

Pink Shirt Day is coming up! On May 18th, Diversityworks Trust will join together with the Mental Health Foundation and other partner organisations to celebrate our national day of awareness and action around preventing bullying and promoting positive relationships. We are hoping you will spread the word and get people involved this friday. I know you have a big reach and this is a worthy cause. We'd love for you to tell your network and promote Pink Shirt Day.

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Innovation fund will support disabled people into self-employment

Posted by Diversityworks on 4 April 2012, 10:29 am in , ,

Diversityworks Trust has secured funding from the Ministry of Social Development's Employment Innovation Fund to support disabled people into self-employment.

Disabled people wishing to become self-employed, particularly those who are currently recipients of Work and Income or ACC income, are invited to apply for a six-month intensive mentoring and coaching programme.

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