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The award winning celebration of Disability Pride PA is back. Disability Pride Philadelphia is in its ninth year and the longest running Disability Pride parade in the United States. This year we celebrate virtually again! Disability Pride Virtual PA will take place June 21-30, 2021. Last year, 35 states and 22 countries participated in the celebration. Alex Cohen and Andy Burstein will be attending and running a workshop!

We kick off on June 21st with Opening Ceremonies with a virtual flag raising with national anthem in ASL, guest speakers include Governor Tom Wolf, Lt Governor John Fetterman, Senator Bob Casey, State Representatives Joseph Hohenstein and Jessica Benham, Philadelphia Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia’s Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities Amy Mathewson Millar, Rodney Robinson Jr of Gateway Health, Disability Advocates from across the state including Libby Powers, Alexa Brill, and Misty Dion. We will finish off with a virtual parade of photos from years prior.

Please register at bit.ly/DisabilityPride2021. Once registered you will receive emails daily with the day’s event links. ASL interpreters and auto-captions are standard at every event, while making individual accommodations as requested. A selection of events will be live streamed to the Disability Pride PA Facebook and/or YouTube channel. 

Sponsors:

Gateway Health, Inglis, Art-Reach, Independence Media, Disability Rights Pennsylvania, Liberty Resources Inc, AmeriHealth Caritas, Disability Empowerment Center, Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center,  Sorenson, PEAL Center, Vision for Equality, JEVS Care at Home, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, JEVS Human Services, A Day in Our Shoes, MobilityWorks, PA_CapTel

6/21

10 -11:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies inc flag raising, speakers, parade

6/21

12-2 PM

Straight Talk About the ADA for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary Life

6/21

6-7 PM

Live with Gooch & Bri

6/22

10-11:30 AM

Policy Spotlight -HCBS Final Rule – Helping You Live Your Life, Your Way

6/22

12-1PM

Town Hall: You’re Experience with Access with the City

6/22

5-7 PM

Let’s Make a Pizza Party with Live Music from Alexander Stopp

6/22

8-9:30 PM

Transformative Advocacy with Ms. Wheelchair PA, NOT a pageant!

6/23

10:30 AM-12 PM

Everything You Want to Know About Substance Use but Were Afraid to Ask

6/23

12-1

Mindfulness Tips for Better Living

6/23

4-5:30 PM

From Pride to Power through Education

6/23

5-6 PM

A Sober Happy Hour: Chat with #Access4Recovery Crew

6/23

8-9:30 PM

Lives Worth Living Watch Party

6/24

10-11 AM

Access to Healthcare: A System Approach to Meeting the Needs of Patients with Disabilities

6/24

4-5:30 PM

Conversations About Mental Health and Race: Amplifying Diverse Narratives

6/24

7-8:30 PM

Artist Roundtable II: Dealing with Dark Days

6/25

10-11 AM

Using Your Voice for Change

6/25

12-2 PM

Ableism will Change Our Minds

6/25

4-5 PM

Unmasking Workshop for Late Identified Neurodivergent Adults

6/25

5-7 PM

How Art is beneficial for Neurodivergent People w/Happy Hour

6/25

8-10 PM

A Disabled Only Comedy Festival

6/26

12-3 PM

Live from the Innovation Center at Inglis

6/26

7-8 PM

The Floor Is Yours! With Andrew Gurza Of Disability After Dark

6/26

8-10 PM

Kinkability

6/27

12-1 PM

The Floor is Yours! with Crutches N Spice, aka Imani Barbarin

6/27

7-8 PM

Faith & Disability

6/28

12:30-2 PM

Exploring Mindfulness

6/28

4-5:30 PM

Biden Cares Plan & HCBS, What’s in it for us?

6/28

5:30-6:30 PM

Living Tribute to Harvey Finkle, Disability Photojournalist

6/28

8-9:30 PM

Virtual Concert with House of EDGE, Seamus Kelleher & 4 Wheel City

6/29

9-10 AM

Medication and Diabetes Management for the Blind/Low Vision Community

6/29

10-11 AM

I Want to See- Deaf/Blind Advocacy

6/29

12-1 PM

A Conversation with Disabled Vets

6/29

1-2 PM

Myths and Truth About the Selective Service

6/29

6-8 PM

Life after Gun Violence: A Survivor’s Perspective

6/30

10A-12P

Assistive Tech in the IEP: Access for All

6/30

4-5 PM

Finance & Budget 101

6/30

8-9:30 PM

Social: Dress Up! Wrap Up Party with the Board!

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