The reason we are able to celebrate disability pride is because 23 years ago today, the rights of persons with disabilities were acknowledged by the U.S. government. Pride festivals have occurred across the U.S. for about 10 years, but on Saturday, July 27th Madison will hold their First Annual Disability Pride Festival.
On July 26th, Jason Glozier, disability rights specialist and one of the founders of the Madison festival, and Jim Ferris, a headline speaker for the festival, joined our sub-host Gail Knopp-Baker on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about the Disability Pride Festival happening in Madison.
The Festival will be at 401 South Brittingham Place from 12-5pm. The theme is “Forward to Possibility”.
Festivals are a way to make known disability lives and culture. At the festival, performers and speakers, such as Congressman Mark Pocan and Mike Mohr of the United Spinal Association, will recognize the societal contributions of those with disabilities. There will be food and events for all ages.
To learn more about the Disability Pride Festival visit their website, follow them on Twitter, or like them on Facebook.