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January 2020

WDSD videos 2020

January 1 - March 31

#WDSD20 video project We have teamed up again with Down TV to provide a global meeting point for all #WorldDownSyndromeDay videos. When you have completed and uploaded your videos to your favourite platform, make sure you take the extra step to upload them to DOWN TV – World Down Syndrome Day How to take part Film your video and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Dalealplay. Go to the Down TV website and complete the form here. Make sure you…

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Call to action 2020

January 1 - March 31

"We Decide" All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives. Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The reality today The reality today is that prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion, ensure that people with Down syndrome are left behind and do not have opportunities to participate fully in…

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World events 2020

January 1 - May 31

Welcome to our WORLD EVENTS section! This is where you can find out about WDSD related events and activities taking place in your world region/country on and around World Down Syndrome Day 21 March 2020. We work with groups and organisations across the world to share local and national campaigns, events and activities. You can submit your WDSD 2020 event using the form at the bottom of this page so that we can promote them here on our website as…

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Downright Marvellous at Large

January 14 - March 21
Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place Pocklington
York, YO42 2AR United Kingdom

Celebrating diversity and originality, award winning artist Sue Clayton presents portraits featuring adults who have Down Syndrome. Clayton's vibrant and expressive brushstrokes capture the vitality and joy of her subject's as they labour, compete and have fun. The exhibition features 12 portraits of adults with Down Syndrome at work or play, plus a giant pair of hand knitted odd socks made out of colourful knitted squares donated by members of the public. Free entry (during PAC opening hours only).

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February 2020

World Down Syndrome Day Kickoff Event 2020

February 24
Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall, 15 Tansu-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 162-0833 Japan

Presentations of 3 advocates, Live Performance of Insheart (2 doctors, a singer and a guitar player) with a song based on words from people with DS, Tate(Sword) Performance by advocates.

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March 2020

WDSD Geneva 2020

March 19 - March 20
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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"We Decide" Down Syndrome International (DSi) is organising another event at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva for World Down Syndrome Day 2020. We want to give people with Down syndrome an opportunity to speak up on the theme "We Decide" to members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, government officials, and civil society representatives. Please note that the date of the event is likely to be Thursday 19 March-Friday 20 March due to WDSD falling on…

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Festival de la Trisomie 21

March 19 - March 22
Festival de la Trisomie 21, Centre Culturel de Uccle rue Rouge 47
Uccle, Brussels 1180 Belgium

A festival to promote World DS Day in the French-Speaking part of Belgium by showing it as festive, fun, dynamic and positive, while including pedagogical, educational, and scientific elements. 03/19: a day for schools to bring their pupils to watch the musical tale Le Soldat Rose, 03/20: a day with 2 Round Tables: one on Speech Therapy and one on Inclusive Schooling, followed by a documentary about inclusive schooling and a performance of Le Soldat Rose; evening: the one-woman show…

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World Down Syndrome day 2020

March 19 - March 21
City Hall, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Kinbu
Accra, Ghana

This years Celebration will start on the 19th march, with a public lecture ,the 20th for the Celebration and ends with a walk on the 21st march . It will be held in collaboration with Inclusion Ghana.

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Long Island Celebrates! World Down Syndrome Day

March 19 - March 21
Various Sites, Various Addresses
Various sites, Long Island, NY United States

Join Alexander's Angels and the Long Island Down syndrome community as we celebrate our loved ones with the extra chromosome. We invite you to witness Self-Advocate artists, musicians, dancers, and speakers proclaiming loud and clear: WE DECIDE!!! At the Conference, Self-advocates will introduce the researchers working to improve their quality of life; at the DOWNrightART reception, artists will share the hopes and dreams reflected in their works; at the Concert, Sujeet Desai will play the seven instruments that he masters;…

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WDSD New York 2020

March 20
United Nations – New York, 46th St & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States

Down Syndrome International (DSi) will be returning to the United Nations headquarters in New York for the World Down Syndrome Day Conference 2020.  Please note that the date of the event is Friday 20 March due to WDSD falling on a Saturday. "We decide" The theme for the 2020 conference is "We Decide" - ensuring full participation of people with Down syndrome through accessible information and communication, good support and inclusive consultation. The overall aims of the event will be to:…

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March 20
St.ANDREWS AUDITORIUM BANDRA (W) MUMBAI INDIA on 20th March 2020, St.Andrews auditorium St.Dominic Road Bandra west
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 India

Forty Five of our Rock stars with Down Syndrome performing Dance and Music Skit etc to an audience of around 800 on 20th March FRIDAY TO Entertain and CREATE AWARENESS about their capabilities .

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Lots of socks 2020

March 21

We want to get the world talking about WDSD on 21 March 2020! How can you help? By wearing LOTS OF SOCKS! But not just any socks... wear our official #LotsOfSocks socks, other brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you do not normally wear socks, wear them! Wear them at home, nursery, school, college, university, work, play, travel, on holiday…wherever you will be on 21 March! Make sure to take pictures…

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Encuentro de familias de personas con síndrome de Down

March 21
Villa Zunilda, km 21, Ví­a La Cordialidad a 3 min. de Baranoa
Baranoa,, Atlántico Colombia

The Caribbean Down Syndrome Foundation has organized the First Meeting of families of people with Down syndrome. It will be a day of meeting, knowledge and fun, where attendees can enjoy the different recreational activities programmed with the purpose of strengthening ties of friendship that facilitate the empowerment of family support networks. La Fundación Síndrome de Down del Caribe ha organizado el I Encuentro de familias de personas con síndrome de Down. Será una jornada de encuentro, conocimiento y diversión,…

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Various events on World Down Syndrome Day 2020 at the library

March 21
Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg / public library, Gewerbemuseumsplatz 4 90403 Nürnberg
Nürnberg, Bavaria 90403 Germany

Including bestseller presentation of the book "Mit anderen Augen" by Fabian Sixtus Körner, musical performance on Veeh-harp, a play by a "special" theater group, make-up and crafting for kids, picture book presentation for children and an exhibition of portraits to demonstrate joyful library life without boundaries. Cooperating with the Down Syndrome Center of the region. Feel welcome and enjoy...

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WDSA World Down Syndrome Day Disco

March 21
Vogelmorn Hall, 13 Vennell St Brooklyn
Wellington City, Wellington 6021 New Zealand

This year to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day we are having an all age disco. We will start with music aimed at toddlers and progress to music for adults at the end of the night. There will be a few games and spot prizes, food and drink. Free Pizza later in the night JDK dance crew and StarJam will also be performing.

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March 21
Sede da ONG ABAF, Rua Afonso Pena , N 26 Conjunto Manguaria
Paciência, Rio de Janeiro- RJ 23065006 Brazil


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Exmouth Does World Down Syndrome Day

March 21
Ocean, Ocean Queen's Drive
Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AY United Kingdom

On Saturday 21st March DSi & DSA will be hosting a family party in Exmouth from 2pm to 6pm in the Ocean Suite at Ocean. This is an inclusive event so everyone is welcome. We will be joined by Simon Croft of Sicro Magic who will provide a magic show, dancing, games and balloon modelling. We will also have a Disco and a face painter. (the best paints which are of industry standard, non-toxic and hypoallergenic; safe for even the…

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March 21 - March 22
Memorial da América Latina, portão 10, Sede da Secretaria dos Direitos da Pessoa com Deficiência do Estado de São Paulo, Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 564, Barra Funda
São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Será realizado em 21 de março de 2020 (sábado) o X SIMPÓSIO INTERNACIONAL DA SÍNDROME DE DOWN (TRISSOMIA 21), comemorando o Dia Internacional da Síndrome de Down (Trissomia 21) na Sede da Secretaria de Estado dos Direitos da Pessoa com Deficiência, Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 564, Portão 10 do Memorial da América Latina, São Paulo/SP, Brasil. O Auditório oferece um espaço para 550 participantes. O tema será "DEMOCRATIZAR A DIVERSIDADE, CONSTRUINDO A INCLUSÃO E A AUTONOMIA, vinculando a…

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DSAF World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

March 21
The Armory, 1776 10th St.
Lincoln, NE 68505 United States

Come Rock your socks at the DSAF World Down Syndrome Day celebration! We will have a DJ, inflatables, a photo booth, a silent auction, free pizza and much more!! Wear your crazy socks and show the world you care by Rockin’ Your Socks with DSAF!

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Special Lunch for World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21
Marzo 21, gran dia, San Juan de Tibas 200 Sur, 310 oeste de la Iglesia Catòlica de Tibàs
Tibàs, Tibas, San Josè Costa Rica 506 Costa Rica

Families and friends will celebrate together this special date. A teacher will talk aboutDown syndrome, about the advancea and progress around the world. They will use gloves with three different colors and also stockings in three different colors. There will be different activities, lunch, dancing, the stockings play, all of them play different sports. Each year we make a special celebration.

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321 Love Your Neighbor

March 21
Church of Eleven22, 8133 Point Meadows Way
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States

The 321 Love Your Neighbor even is a free family fun day to help 1. celebrate World Down syndrome day and 2. Provide families a chance to meet and get to know someone with Down syndrome.

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Lots os Socks activities gathering

March 21
Child Developmenmt Centre Cambridge University Hospital, Child Development Centre Hills road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom

Families from across the Cambridge region have been invited to gather to celebrate World Downs Syndrome Day, with refreshments and activities, including crafts, music and entertainment relating to lots of socks.

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Racing for 3.21 on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21
Anywhere! Any place! Any pace! United States

Our virtual Racing for 3.21 event allows participants and advocates to run, walk, bike, hike, swim and/or move for 3.21 miles at any time, any place and at any pace on March 21, 2020 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and raise awareness for the Down syndrome community.

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UPDSA World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

March 21
Bowl-a-rama, 2510 1st Ave. North
Escanaba, Michigan 49829 United States

Join UPDSA for a free public awareness event from 12:00 - 3:00. Pizza, pop & bowling provided by UPDSA. "Rock your socks" to the event to be entered in a drawing for a prize.

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Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

March 21
Downing College, Regent Street
Cambridge, CB2 1DQ United Kingdom

The Down's Syndrome Research Group would like to invite you to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with us at our Open Day event: Defeating Dementia in Down's Syndrome Why do some people with Down’s syndrome have memory problems when they get older? Sometimes this is because they have Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists think that Alzheimer’s dementia is caused by abnormal proteins in the brain called amyloid and tau. The Down’s Syndrome Research Group is interested in looking at how these abnormal…

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A CaminhaDown

March 22
PARQUE DA CIDADE, No gramado em frente ao Estacionamento 10
Brasiília, DF Brazil

A CaminhaDown é um evento que ocorre há 5 anos em Brasília. O intuito desse trabalho é informar as pessoas sobre a síndrome de Down, comemorar o dia Internacional da Síndrome de Down e afirmar direitos das famílias e pessoas com deficiência intelectual. Uma grande festa que conta com a participação de atrações diversas. CaminhaDown is an event that has been taking place in Brazil for 5 years. The aim of this event is to inform people about Down syndrome,…

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Buddy Walk

March 22
Tahake Reserve, 250 Mount Eden Road
Auckland, New Zealand

On Sunday 22 March the Auckland Down Syndrome Association will hold the 15th Annual Buddy Walk. This is an easy 3.5 km walk around the base of Mt Eden starting at Tahaki Reserve in Mt Eden Road. Buddy Walk is an all ages, fun, family event. Share your photos on the big day by using the hashtag #BuddyWalkAkl

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