July is Disability Pride Month

On June 18, City Council proclaimed July as Disability Pride Month. We invite you to celebrate it with us!

What is Disability Pride Month?

Disability Pride Month is an annual event celebrated in July to commemorate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.  It recognizes and honors the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of people with disabilities.

Disability Pride Month promotes visibility and mainstream awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities, celebrating diversity and fostering a society that is inclusive and accessible to all individuals, regardless of ability.

Disability Pride Month challenges ableism and discrimination that people with disabilities may experience.

Celebrating Disability Pride Month provides an opportunity to educate the public about disability issues, challenge stereotypes and stigmas, and promote a more inclusive and respectful community.

This is the Disability Pride Flag

Created by Ann Magill, the colors each represent something unique about people with disabilities.

The Black Field: represents people with disabilities who have lost their lives due to not only their illness, but also negligence, suicide, and eugenics.

The Colors: represent a different aspect of disability or impairment

  • Red: physical disabilities
  • Yellow: cognitive and intellectual disabilities
  • White: undiagnosed and hidden disabilities
  • Blue: mental health disabilities
  • Green: sensory disabilities

How to Get Involved - City Activities to Celebrate Disability Pride!

 

 

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