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
The objective of this focus group is to discuss ways Art-Reach can better serve the disability community to obtain access to the arts, raise awareness for barriers preventing individuals from engaging in the arts and gauge interest in memberships for individuals to access various cultural institutions in the greater Philadelphia region. The Art Access Focus Group will be led by a research team, Compass Pro-Bono Consulting Group and observed by Executive Director of Art-Reach, John Orr.
Let’s Talk about Disabled Sex is full day workshop geared towards people with disabilities, but this is an inclusive day. The morning is focused on basics, or sex 101. Participants will work in groups to explore anatomy, LGBTQIA+ terminology, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and STD/STI prevention. The afternoon are two panel discussions, types of consent and media (mis)Representation of disability and sex. They will discuss self pleasure and why it is important to know how you like your body to feel. The last workshop is provided by Sexploratorium/Passional Boutique. They will present participants with adult toys and gear that can be used to have more pleasurable sex, and open discussion of how to use them.
Lunch is included. This is a safe place. No pictures allowed.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was started by the United Nations in 1992. Each year on December 3, IDPD elevates the rights of people with disabilities worldwide, sharing awareness on their cultural, economic, political and social lives.
Disability Pride Philadelphia invites you to celebrate your friends, relatives, co-workers, peers—everyone!—together, as a community. Join us for the IDPD Happy Hour on December 3, 2018, at the Prince Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a performance of the ON DISPLAY installation, a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image, and the world premiere of the ON DISPLAY GLOBAL film. All are welcome, but registration is required. Limited space, reserve your tickets NOW! Bring your print out to check in desk at Prince Theater on Dec 3rd.
This is a #ThriveWorldWide event
Off the heels of the 2018 United State of Women Summit, our friends at USOW announced an ambitious plan to spur women into action in their local communities and beyond. One of the ways in which they’re taking collective action will be at the Galvanize Program in Pennsylvania where allies will gather for a day to hear from local activists, organizers, and experts on the issues impacting women and communities in Pennsylvania and nationwide. And you’re invited! Join us in Philadelphia on November 17 at Galvanize Pennsylvania!
The day begins with a high-energy mainstage session where participants will hear from local and national leaders and includes and attendees will be able to network with organizations and individuals making an impact in different areas of gender equality.
As a community partner on the event, we have a few guest tickets available (valued at $50). Contact us if you are interested.
FREE EVENT: HLD will be performing the ON DISPLAY project in the historic Septa Suburban Station main concourse on Saturday October 27th from 12-2pm. Audience participation is welcome, bring your phones, cameras, friends and join them! They welcome your photos and selfies!!
Premiered in 2015 at Lincoln Center by Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/sculpture court—a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Members of the disability, performance, and fashion worlds are often stared at and objectified in their daily lives. This installation addresses our propensity to judge people based on what they look like by taking us beyond the first impression.
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG) is an event in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities where many communities around the world present this sculpture court installation in their own city. It has grown from 2 cities, NYC and Hobart, Australia, in 2015 to 26 international cities in 2016. ODG’s goal is to expand to 100 cities by 2020. As we take back what it means to be stared at or to engage with an unexpected body, we collectively shift the perception of beauty.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/680076312378723/
Of the many values Groupmuse seeks to uphold as they carry forth our mission, preeminent among them is that of inclusivity. So much of what they do is oriented around how to make this classical music a music truly for everyone — and how to cultivate an experience that is evocative and powerful on a level that is below words and that transcends the barriers that maintain the illusion of separation.
So when the prospect of throwing a Massivemuse as the opening act of the first ever 2018 Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival, co-organized by Groupmuse Philadelphia’s own Davinica Nemtzow, they really had no choice but to jump on it.
In Davinica’s own words, “September 6-9 will be jam-packed with art workshops, panel discussions, and community building all across our City of Brotherly Love. The goal of the festival is to highlight creative work from people of all backgrounds and abilities while encouraging each other to be inclusive allies."
You can learn more about the fest here: https://www.picatic.com/piaf18
For our September 6th overture to the Festival, they’ll be gathering the workshop of the legendary BOK -- the once-vocational school, now community art space, bar, and so much more. And they’ve enlisted the gifts of the Madkoi Quartet, who’ve prepared a program that spans the globe and includes voices that have for so long been left out of the classical canon — including a gorgeous string quartet by Florence Price an early 20th century figure who served as the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra — a stunning accomplishment for a person who died a decade before the Civil Rights Act passed.
The evening is B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.Floor.Pillow.Or.Picnic.Blanket as the space is splendid but raw. Tickets are $20, but we understand that not everyone is able to afford that price point and we want you to be able to join them regardless of your financial situation. If that’s where you’re at, please email Davinica at email@example.com and we'll find an arrangement that works for you.
Can’t wait to celebrate a City of Brotherly Love that has space for everyone with all of you!
Join us at the disability pride parade in Philadelphia on June 16th, 2018. Supported by the Mayor's Commission for People with Disabilities, this is a great opportunity to show off your disability pride. For more info, contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com
Disability Pride Philadelphia will begin at 10am at the National Constitutional Center. Opening ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem, speeches, and performance by local artists. The 6th annual Disability Pride Parade will head out from the NCC down Market Street converging onto City Hall and Dilworth Park for rest of the day’s activities. They will have sponsor informational tables, live performances and speeches on the Main Stage along with raffles and activities for the children.
The whole day promises to be a great event and our peers in Philadelphia do hope that you will get involved!