Pastor Lacey received this announcement of the first-ever Disability Pride Parade in the Triangle and thought some people from CUCC might be interested in going. We would love to have a few folks from CUCC attend on their own and then come back to tell us about it. After attending the Parade, if you think CUCC should be involved next year, tell Pastor Lacey you’d like to be part of a planning team.
Here’s the information for the Parade. You’ll recognize Tatum’s name; Tatum offered the sermon on March 19 when our friends from L’Arche NC participated in worship.
My name is Tatum Tricarico and I am a Disabled activist in the Durham area. Myself and a few other residents of the North Street Neighborhood (an Intentional and Inclusive community for Disabled people) have worked together to form Durham’s first ever Disability Pride Parade! It will be held on July 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm and will be an amazing opportunity to celebrate the community of Disabled people in Durham and the broader Triangle area.
We want to invite you to join in the Disability Pride Parade with us!
You can apply here! Please complete the Registration by July 20th.
For over 30 years, there have been Disability Pride Parades that celebrate who Disabled people are and commemorate the signing of the ADA on July 26th, 1990. Each year there are parades and gatherings to honor the community, but the closest one to us is in Charlotte NC, and so we are planning one for the Triangle so that we can be part of the national Disability community.
Durham and the broader Triangle area are full of amazing resources for Disabled people and have some of the strongest Disability communities that I’ve seen in my years of being an advocate. I am excited for the opportunity to bring all of these groups together in order to celebrate all of the amazing aspects of our Disabled community here!
Please share widely with members of your Organizations or anyone who would be interested!
The parade will start in the parking lot of the Reality Ministries Center at 916 Lamond Ave, Durham NC (near Brightleaf Square).
There will be information tables set up in the Reality Center parking lot and sensory friendly spaces as well as bathrooms and a First Aid Station in the Reality Center building. After the parade, there will be food trucks, and a group of amazing speakers to share about what makes them proud to be Disabled.
This is a walking or rolling Parade. No Vehicles or Floats. All flags, costumes, banners or other displays of Disability Pride are very welcome!
The parade will leave from the Reality Center, up Gregson St., down Main St, and through Morgan St. back to the Reality Center parking lot. Parking is available in the Brightleaf Area, and on the corner of Albemarle and Morgan St.