The Disability Pride Committee created a video of Disability Pride Philadelphia. Take a look and learn more about this very important day. Click here to watch the video.
Disability Pride Philadelphia 2013 was a huge success Thanks to a Grant From the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. It was a day filled with a lot of fun, amazing artists and great speakers. Take a look at these pictures taken from the event!
CBS News: People with Disabilities Celebrated in Center City
Franklin Square Park was the site of the second annual Disability Pride event Saturday.
Disability Pride director Alan Holdsworth says the point of this event is to celebrate people with disabilities:
“The message is to disabled people, you know, like be happy about who you are. You’re a human being just like everybody else and because you’re a human being like everybody else, you should expect the same rights as everybody else.” Click here to read more.
The Trentonian: Disability Pride Parade takes to streets of Philadelphia
This year, Disability Pride Philadelphia is kicking off at the Liberty Bell at 10:30 am, with speeches from leaders within the disabilities community. The hundreds of people with disabilities and their families and friends participating in the parade are unified with one message: “It’s OK to be who you are and Philadelphia should be proud of its citizens with disabilities”. The participants will march together from Liberty Bell to Franklin Square Park for a day filled with art, exhibits, performances, and education for young and old. Click here to read more.
Silo Breaker: Disability Pride Philadelphia is Taking Over Franklin Square
The Second Annual is taking place on June 22, 2013. Last year the event attracted over 2,200 people as well as artists and performances from all over the country. This year, is kicking off at the Liberty Bell at 10:30 am on June… Click here to read more.
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Disability Pride Philadelphia a New Tradition
During the celebration of the first Disability Pride Philadelphia event the CEO of the National Constitution Center, David Eisner announced this will be an annual event at the NCC. The excitement and pride during the Disability Pride event was evident to everyone vising the National Constitution Center on Saturday July 28th.
Organizations representing a large variety of disabilities was present and performers from across the country performed to an excited audience. The event included speeches from many of the disability movement’s most significant leaders such as Justin Dart Jr. widow, Yoshiko Dart as well as Pennsylvania’s previous Governor Rendell.
Read about Samantha Greenberg’s experience at Disability Pride Philadelphia, click here.
The Winners of a $25 Dunkin Donuts Gift card are:
Commemorate 22 years of the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT in Philadelphia on July 28, 2012
Participate in the Disability Pride March starting at the National Constitution Center and ending at the Liberty Bell.
See Justin Dart Jr.’s wheelchair, newly acquired by the National Constitution Center. Justin Dart Jr. was a tireless activist and leader of the disability rights movement. He used this wheelchair while flanking President George Bush as the president signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
To learn more about Justin Dart click here.
Join in a day filled with celebrations FREE Admission
Doors open, booths, tables, discussion
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Unveiling ceremony for Justin Dart Jr.’s wheelchair at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.)
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Speakers, performers and joint photo exhibition by documentary photographers Tom Olin and Harvey Finkle at the National Constitution Center
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Disability Pride March on Independence Mall
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Reception at Liberty Resources (714 Market St., Atrium Lobby)
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