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Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Guide to Chicago Disability Pride Events!

as shared by Access Living (center of independent living) of Chicago ...

Access Living’s Disability Independence Bash -- Friday, July 11 -- 11am to 4pm – Stop by Access Living to learn more about all we do. There will be a rooftop bar-b-que – come eat with us! We will also have panels on employment and disability.  115 W. Chicago Avenue.
Power to the People - July 16, 2014 - 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m - The Fundamentals of Direct Organizing, The Helen Morley Award will be announced.  115 W. Chicago Avenue.
Access Chicago (a disability resource fair) - July 17, 2014 - 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m at Navy Pier. This is going to be a great event to network and participate in fun activities as well as learn about disability supports. ( for more info)
Access Living & Bodies of Work Present: Disability, Institutions and Prisons: Connecting deinstitutionalization and prison abolition - 3:00pm-5:00pm Friday, July 18, 2014 at Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave.   A conversation with Liat Ben-Moshe, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo, with a response from Carrie Kaufman of Access Living.
Disability Pride Open MicFriday, July 18, 2014 - 6:00 to 9:00 PM at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street. Register to participate by July 11, 2014. Attendance is free and open to everyone. If you would like to read a story, a poem, or sing etc, contact Mary Delgado at Access Living (115 W Chicago Ave, Chicago), 312-640-2118.
The Disability Pride Parade! -- Saturday, July 19 – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm -- Every year, Access Living participates in this awesome, uplifting event. Bring your family, bring your friends. The start of the parade is Harold Washington Library 400 S State St, the Plymouth Court entrance. The finish of the parade is 50 W Washington St. Be sure to register at  www.disabilityprideparade.org! The Parade is also in need of donations to make the day a success.

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