Film screening promotes equality

Saturday November 07, 2015 Written by Published in Local
The Cook Islands Ministry of Education will be supporting the movement created by these Be. Accessible campaigners in New Zealand. 15110420 The Cook Islands Ministry of Education will be supporting the movement created by these Be. Accessible campaigners in New Zealand. 15110420

The Cook Islands Ministry of Education is joining a New Zealand movement to create a more equal society for people with disabilities and the elderly.

 

To show their support, the ministry’s Inclusive Education division, in collaboration with the Be. Accessible movement will be screening the ‘To. Be. Me’ documentary.

To. Be. Me. is a documentary that follows the journey of one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent social change movements to create the most accessible place to be in the world.

Be. Accessible, led by Minnie Baragwanath was set up in 2011 to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities, the elderly and anyone with access needs.

Today, it has emerged as a remarkable demonstration of courage and hope that opens up a future of endless possibilities.

The campaign will be launched in New Zealand on Friday November 6 (Cook Islands time) at the Auckland Art Gallery.

In the following week from Sunday, November 8 to November 15, a group of passionate ambassadors from across New Zealand will host 100 screenings of To. Be. Me.

These screenings will be a catalyst for discussion and a place for people to explore accessibility issues and opportunities in their families, communities, workplaces or groups.

The Cook Islands Ministry of Education will host their screening in the MoE boardroom at 2.30pm on Wednesday, November 11.

Following the screening there will be a Q A session led by the Ministry’s Inclusive Education Advisor Sarah McCawe, on how to move forward in promoting accessible communities.

All are welcome to attend the screening however due to space limitations, the public is asked to RSVP by phone or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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