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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

14th Annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade is July 22, 2017

The 14th Annual Disability Pride Parade marches through downtown Chicago on July 22, 2017. The parade steps off at Plymouth Court at Van Buren Street at 11 a.m. Individuals of all abilities will march north on Dearborn Street to Daley Plaza between Dearborn and Clark and Washington and Randolph Streets. Their mission: Change the way people think about and define disability and to end the internalized shame among people living with disabilities.

From noon until 3 p.m., Daley Plaza will host a resource center for people with disabilities to find organizations and services that can impact their lives and maximize their independence. A proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel honoring the Disability Pride Parade will help to round out the day's festivities.

Parade steps off promptly at 11 a.m. Post-parade program at Daley Plaza begins at 12:30 PM.
Parade and post parade celebration for person with disabilities their family and friends

The overall mission of the Disability Pride Parade is:

  • To change the way people think about and define “disability”;
  • To break down and end the internalized shame among people with Disabilities; and
  • To promote the belief in society that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with Disabilities can take pride.
YouTube published by criticalends on May 7, 2010                                                                                                                        The film weaves 'on the street' interviews with verite footage of the 6th Annual Disability Pride Parade in 2009.

For more information, visit  www.disabilityprideparade.com

July 22, 2017, 11am-1pm
Parade Route:
State St. from Van Buren to Lake St., Lake St. to Dearborn to Daley Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.
As more information becomes available, post will be updated.

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