via UIC Disability Cultural Center:
Chicago people! The Disability Pride Parade is this Saturday & DCC is marching with UIC DHD & Great Lakes ADA Center. You should come too!
Saturday, July 23
Parade Starts at 11am, we'll be there at 10:30am
401 S. Plymouth Court (near Harold Washington Library)
The route is about 6 blocks and 0.5 miles, from the Library to Daley Plaza along Dearborn. You can walk, roll, join in the middle, leave the parade partway through, whatever you need to do for your bodymind. Anyone in our community is welcome to join us-- social media friends, incoming students, alums, faculty/ staff, etc.! Email us at email@example.com if you have questions or are having trouble finding us.
The Disability Pride Parade has been a Chicago tradition for 19 years & we are super excited that it's back.
Amber Smock recently shared some history about the logo, which has seven hands meeting in the middle, including one paw and one prosthetic hand. They actually represent specific people from Chicago’s disability community: “Folks who love the Chicago Disability Pride Parade might be interested in knowing more about the logo.
Back around 2005/2006 I designed it---I think there was a call for a community design for a logo. Most of the hands/paws on the logo are actually based on real people models, except with changes to skin color. At the top, going clockwise, is Beto Barrera's hand, Rahnee Patrick's hand, Tim Sullivan's hand, Susan Nussbaum's hand, a prosthetic hand inspired by James Billy, a general ASL hand, and a service dog's paw. Rahnee, Tim and Susan's hands show how disability looks in different kinds of hands (arthritis, MD and SCI).”