The 9th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Please join us to celebrate the life of Kevin Jackson.
This year’s march is going to be a little different. On July 9, 2019 we lost our dear friend and fellow organizer Kevin Jackson, who is also the partner of another organizer, Melissa Graham.
We will still be marching, as Kevin would have wanted, from Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West). At the end of the march, we will be celebrating Kevin’s life in place of our annual end of march celebration.
Schedule of events for Saturday September 21st:
1:00PM – Speeches begin at Queen’s Park
1:30 PM – the march begins to 99 Gerrard Street East
2:30 PM – Kevin’s Celebration of Life begins
5:00 PM – Celebration of Life wraps up
The following accessibility accommodations are in place:
- There will be an accessible taxi following the march
- Quiet spaces and active listeners for the Celebration of Life
- There are several accessible washrooms at 99 Gerrard Street East, where the celebration is located
- We are working on finding a couple of attendants as well.
We hope you will join us to help Kevin rest in power.
Some things you should know if you plan to attend.
We need volunteers and marshals for the march! If you have experience that is great, if not we still want you! If you aren’t sure what a marshal does, here’s a brief description. Please fill out the volunteer form if you are interested.
The Toronto Disability Pride March aims to promote a cross-disability atmosphere, that also recognizes other forms of oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality, sanism, etc. We believe the disability movement is strongest in a harmony of voices, not one homogeneous voice. We ask all those who plan to attend the march to respect this approach and the other people within the space of the march.
Just a reminder to book your rides for the march on Saturday if needed! If you need parking, it’s a bit complicated, but not impossible. Leave us an email and we’ll message you directly if you have parking questions.
Please note: accessible washrooms are not available at Queen’s Park. Please see information on accessible washrooms on the route page.
BE LOUD, BE PROUD, COME MARCH WITH US!
We would also like to invite people to bring their own noisemakers to the march -maracas, tambourines, etc.
Have Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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