Press Release

For the march on September 23, 2017

For Immediate Release: 

TORONTO, ON – The seventh annual “Toronto Disability Pride March” is taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, starting at Queen’s Park and ending at Ryerson’s School of Disability Studies, 99 Gerrard St. East.

Starting at 1:00 pm, at Queen’s Park, speakers will address the marchers.  

 

Each year over 100 disabled people and allies have joined in the march. The purpose of the march is to raise awareness of the issues facing people with disabilities in our community. Those issues are not limited to each individual’s daily challenges, but rather are compounded when we other systemic barriers such as class, race, gender, age, sexual identity, ethnic origin, poverty, etc. place a bigger and more oppressive barrier to us as a whole.

As in previous years, the march will begin at Queen’s Park and end at Ryerson’s School of Disability Studies at 99 Gerrard Street East. At the end of the march, we will take a moment to honour organizer Beverley Smith who passed away last November.

Contact the Toronto Disability Pride March organizers:  torontodisabilitypride@gmail.com

Or @DisabilityPM

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