CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 13th Annual Disability Pride Parade marches through downtown Chicago on July 23, 2016. The parade steps off at Plymouth Court at Van Buren Street at 11 a.m. Individuals of all abilities will march north on Dearborn Street to Daley Plaza between Dearborn and Clark and Washington and Randolph Streets. Their mission: Change the way people think about and define disability and to end the internalized shame among people living with disabilities.
From noon until 3 p.m., Daley Plaza will host a resource center for people with disabilities to find organizations and services that can impact their lives and maximize their independence. A proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel honoring the Disability Pride Parade will help to round out the day's festivities.
ABC 7's Hosea Sanders is hosting the day of events. Disability Pride Parade Director, Hank Malone, and Plaza Manager Mary Delgado, joined ABC 7 live from Daley Plaza before the parade to talk about all the events, and how the parade is changing perceptions.
Disability Pride Parade
Date: July 23,2016
Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Address: Daley Plaza
Inclusion matters at Disability Pride Parade