An outstanding field of 19 Finalists across 7 categories is announced today in the leadup to the National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be announced on 3 December 2020, International Day for People with Disabilities.
The finalists illustrate the breadth of work undertaken by disabled people in pursuing equality and recognition for disabled people. (see attached media release with bios)
The 2021 finalists feature inclusive fashion influencers, beach goers, rights activists, health advocates, LGBTIQ change makers, accessible travel specialists, public servants, and theatre producers, amongst others.
These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals who have significantly contributed to advancing the status of disabled people.
The Awards will be delivered across seven categories for outstanding achievement or outcomes by disabled people, reflecting the diversity of our community, and the intersectional nature of our lives, including The Arts, Change Making, Rights Activism, Innovation, Social Impact, Inclusion (for intersectional work), and the Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The National Awards for Disability Leadership are owned and run solely by disabled people, all nominees are disabled people and all those associated with the Awards are disabled people.