Party in the Park celebrates to stamp out social exclusion

THIS month Warwick will celebrate people's differences with an event focused on stamping out social exclusion.

Warwick and Allora Demented Artists groups and the Waringh Waringh community will host Party in the Park during Social Inclusion Week.

Corina Graham, from the Demented Artists, said she hoped the event would be a safe and welcoming environment.

Mrs Graham said race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disabilities and other issues often left people feeling disconnected from their communities.

She said she hoped the Party in the Park would bring people from all walks of life together.

"I am a strong believer that when people get to know someone who is a minority, usually their prejudices disappear," she said.

Mrs Graham said she was overwhelmed by the support she had received from people and organisations wanting to be involved in the event.

"It has been wonderful to see people putting it together at such short notice," she said.

"I think when people see this isn't about money and is just a good cause, they want to help."

Already signed on to take part are renowned indigenous performer Roger Knox, DJ Modify and Cicada Woman.

There will also be demonstrations of boxing, tai chi and medieval jousting, and various stalls.

"It is about social inclusion so we would welcome anyone, but I would love to see some more performers come along and hop on stage," Mrs Graham said.

Party in the Park will be held on November 30 at Leslie Park from 11am to 3pm.

  •   If you would like to be part of the event, phone Corina on 0439 549 573 before Friday.


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