Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch the next episode our new podcast series:
CRUcial Conversations: Five stories of grassroots leadership and change in the disability community in Queensland.
Margaret and Jeremy Ward have been active members of the disability community in Queensland since the 1980’s. They have invested in collective family advocacy efforts and in developing their own leadership skills and the skills of others. They were also instrumental in the creation of organisations such as QPPD, CRU, QAI and Pave the Way.
In this story they share the personal struggle for their daughter Mena to attend the local school alongside her peers. They describe the importance of clarifying their vision; learning about new ways of doing things and getting the right people around the table to help make it happen.
So how can I listen to this episode?
We have created a page on our website which will include links to each episode, and further information about the speakers. This page can be found here: cru.org.au/crucialconversations/.
If you are not familiar with podcasts, here are some instructions that you may find helpful to get you started:
Coming up next…
The three episodes to follow will feature the stories of Anne Cross, Kevin Cocks and Leanne Burke. We are very grateful that these people were prepared to share their very personal stories and to submit to having their decades of experience distilled into just a 30 minute podcast!
These podcasts were funded by the Anne Cross Leadership Initiative, which was established in 2017 to honour the contribution of Anne Cross to Uniting Care Queensland during her years as the Chief Executive Officer. This partnership between Uniting Care and CRU aims to contribute to the development of strong, principled leadership amongst people with disability and families throughout Queensland. Many of you will know Anne as the founding Director and long-time supporter of CRU.
Please support us by sharing this series with your friends, families, colleagues, neighbours and anyone else you think would appreciate these well-crafted stories of grass roots change and leadership.