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 JerseyPhiladelphiaDavis, 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.

*Guest appearance and remarks by Auti Angel from the Sundance Channel's new hit reality show, "The Push Girls."

*Other Performances on the Main Stage: the styling ofMC Popesbeat, up and coming youth krip hop artists, spoken word, the Raging Grannies, the Advocates, and more!

*New, More Visible Location in Mountain View! Roll or march with us along busy, downtown Castro Street, cheered on by the Mountain View community!

*Remarks from Elected Officials: Assembly Member Paul FongAssembly Member Jim BeallSanta Clara County Supervisor Dave CorteseMountain 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,OUTREACHFriends 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, 873 Castro Street,Mountain ViewCA 94041


: 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.

WHERE: Parade departs from Centennial Plaza (near VTA Light Rail), 701 W. Evelyn AveMountain ViewCA94041. Festival is at Pioneer Park580 Castro StMountain ViewCA 94041.


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.First St.San Jose CA 95131.http://www.svilc.org/parade.htm

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:


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