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June 21, 2006

Registration Deadline for 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade: July 5

Register online at
Or call 312-253-7000, ext. 195 to request a paper registration form

On Saturday, July 22, 2006, join an expected crowd of at least 5,000 people with disabilities and our allies as we celebrate in the third annual Disability Pride Parade: DISABLED AND PROUD—Celebrating Disability Arts And Culture.

This year, the Parade will have a highly visible, prominent route through Chicago's loop ending in Daley Plaza with a post-parade celebration. We step off at 11 a.m. in downtown Chicago on Saturday, July 22, 2006.

Our Parade Grand Marshal will be actor and activist Robert David Hall—known to many as coroner Dr. Al Robbins on the award-winning television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Since its inception in 2004, the internationally recognized Disability Pride Parade has actively engaged in its mission of a) changing the way people think about and define disability; b) breaking down and ending the internalized shame among people with disabilities; and c) promoting the belief in society that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities take pride. The Disability Pride Parade celebrates and strengthens the pride, power, and unity of people with disabilities.

Help build that pride, power and unity! Register your Parade contingent to march with us on July 22.

If you are marching with a group, only one member of your group should register. If you are marching as an individual, please indicate that on your registration form. We'll have a separate contingent so individuals can march together.

We are still raising money to meet our expenses. Please consider sponsoring the Parade or making a financial donation. More info on our website:,

See you in downtown Chicago on July 22. STAY PROUD!

Posted by Janice Stashwick