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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2011 Chicago Disability Pride Parade

This Saturday, July 23rd, don't forget to head downtown to show your support at the 8th annual Disability Pride Parade! Disability Pride represents a rejection of the notion that the physical, sensory, mental, and cognitive differences from the non-disabled standard are wrong or bad in any way, and is a statement of self-acceptance, dignity and pride. It is a public expression of the belief that disabilities are a natural part of human diversity, a celebration of heritage and culture, and a validation of disabled experience.

The parade staging area and starting point is located at 401 S. Plymouth Court. The actual parade starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by entertainment and performances in Daley Plaza. Come as a spectator or as a participant! Register with the ACLU here to be a part of their truck, or look at the official Disability Pride Parade website here for more opportunities.

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