Join Philadelphia for a week of disability pride celebration events from June 10th to June 15th. Below is the full event calendar.
June 10th: Disability Pride Flag Kickoff (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT)
Location: Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard, North Apron, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join others for the 3rd Annual Flag Raising at Philadelphia's City Hall! Attendees will honor their history by raising the National ADAPT flag to fly over City Hall for Disability Pride Week. Come out to kick off the 8th Annual Disability Pride Parade/Week with flag raising, live music, poetry, giveaways.
June 11th: Piss on Pity: The Story of ADAPT (5PM to 8 PM EDT)
Location: 100 S 12th St, 100 South 12th Street, Kline Institute on Trial Advocacy, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Doors open at 5 PM, snacks provided, movie begins @ 6 PM. Immediately following the movie we will have a Q&A with ADAPT members.
Piss on Pity explores the disability-rights movement's radical wing, a group called ADAPT, which has helped shape this country's disability-rights agenda since 1983. With unprecedented four years of access we bring you an inside look at the group that stormed Congress to pass the ADA, and again this year to defeat Medicaid-killing legislation. ADAPT has fought for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities for 34 years. The struggle continues.
June 12th: Arts in the Courtyard (11AM to 6PM EDT)
Location: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, City Hall Courtyard
Join community members for food trucks, art for sale and show, music, and more! No RSVP required.
June 13th: Take a Look at This Heart Showing (5PM to 8:30PM EDT)
Location: Randall Theater in Annenberg Hall @ Temple University, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
A film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disabled community. A journey into the lives of 17 very unique people; some with disabilities and the partners who love them, others struggling to get by in a world that seems to often overlook them. In exploring the confidence and unconditional love that these humans have for themselves and each other, you may begin to question your own notions on life, love, and what it means to really feel in every sense of the word.
Showing at Randall Theater @ Temple University during Disability PRIDE Week!! Doors open @ 5 PM, movie starts @ 6 PM, Q&A will begin right after movie.
June 15th: Disability Pride Parade & Celebration (10AM to 4PM EDT)
Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
Disability Pride Philadelphia, Inc. creates a FREE all-inclusive Parade and week-long Celebration (June 10-June 15, 2019) for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas to “Celebrating our Differences with our Communities and Allies.” As you may know, the overall mission of Disability Pride Week is to change the way that people the way that people think about and define “disability”; 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.
Disability Pride Philadelphia Week begins with a flag-raising kick off at City Hall on June 10th; and including artists with disabilities art market with an art project for everyone, movie screenings, happy hour, and more to be added. The week culminates with the Disability Pride Parade and Celebration at City Hall on June 15th. Having grown over the past seven years (last year we had over 60 sponsors), we expect this year’s events to be the biggest and best yet- all of which is possible through the generosity of our friends, sponsors, allies, and community partners.
Opening Ceremonies...Flag raising ceremony, national anthem, speeches
Disability Pride Parade...line up for start at parade
Parade Kick Off
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebration at City Hall Courtyard...live music, food trucks, kids activities, informational market