Online registration for the 3rd ANNUAL WEST COAST DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL is now open! http://www.svilc.org/parade.htm. Our Theme: Building a CommUNITY of Social Justice!
The Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is sponsoring this free celebration, co-organized by the Office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, onSaturday, July 21, 2012 in Downtown Mountain View, California. We welcome all to join our friends, families, allies and partner organizations as the Disability Community gathers to celebrate Disability pride and build a CommUnity of social justice! The event coincides with Disability Pride parades happening around the world in Chicago, Colorado Springs, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Davis, and Norway, to name a few.
This completely free parade and festival will feature:
*Parade: led by the Grand Marshal, Cynthia Waddell: a proud Deaf woman who is the author of the first accessible web design standard in the United States, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities built environment/accessible technology expert, President Emerita of the SVILC Board, a former San Jose ADA Compliance Officer, and a brain cancer survivor.
*New, More Visible Location in
*Remarks from Elected Officials: Assembly Member Paul Fong, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, Mountain View Vice-Mayor John Inks, and San Jose Council Member Ash Kalra, among others.
*Presentation of the first "Revolution of Empowerment" Award.
*Child and youth activities/entertainment: face painting, nail decorating, bubble machine, accessible playhouses, and other fun games.
*Raffle: Buy a raffle ticket and enter your chance to win up to $500. Raffle will be held at the festival at 1:00 pm. Need not be present to win.
*Drawing: All registered parade participants will be entered in a drawing for great prizes!
*Accessible and inclusive environment: wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation, real-time captioning (thanks to the generous support of the Statewide Independent Living Council), accessible shuttle by OUTREACH, service animal relief area, materials in accessible formats, and travel scholarships (thanks to the generous support of key leaders in the disability community,OUTREACH, Friends of Californians With Disabilities, Inc, and Western University of Health Sciences Center for Disability Issues and Health Policy). Those who have gone to our website (www.svilc.org) and registered for the parade AND have mentioned "travel scholarship" under reasonable accommodations will be reviewed for scholarships FIRST.
Opportunities to learn about services available and other social justice activities from community-based organizations.
*After-Party at Morocco's Restaurant,
DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL DETAILS:
WHEN: Saturday, July 21st. Parade check-in and line-up, 10:00 AM; Parade step-off, 11:00 AM, Festival, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
REGISTER TODAY! If you or your group would like to participate in the Disability Pride Parade, there are several ways to register:
1. Call us at 408.894.9041 x251 or TTY 408.894.9012 and leave your name, phone number and how many in your party.
2. Parade Participant Registration Online,http://www.svilc.org/parade.htm
3. Download registration form and mail to SVILC, 2202 N.
4. Download registration form and fax it to 408.240.0153http://www.svilc.org/parade.htm
5. Stop by the Office and fill out an application.
Check the website for the most up-to-date information: