The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice Comes to NC – Join us!

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What is the caravan?

The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice is a collective of people with disabilities, and our allies, who have been driving across America, visiting a number of cities including many that are important to our disability rights movement, to illustrate how far we’ve come in our fight for inclusion and freedom, and how much more must happen. Join DRNC in welcoming them to North Carolina! These are great opportunities to learn about disability rights and build the disability community.

In addition to highlighting disability movement history and the Olmstead anniversary, the caravan stops are an opportunity to mobilize voters with disabilities and remove barriers to the polls. The caravan will be stopping in NC while Americans with disabilities are marking the 25th anniversary of the Olmstead decision and escalating our demands that the ruling’s “integration mandate” be fully implemented.

 

There are four tour stops from Tuesday, June 25-Thursday, June 27.

Details

Date

Tue, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Thu, Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm

Location

Raleigh, Durham, Hillsborough, Charlotte

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TIME:  10:00AM- 12:00PM

LOCATION:
Dix Park
The Chapel
1030 Richardson Dr Raleigh, NC 27603

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

Ali Ingersoll: In 2010, Ali broke her neck leaving her a C6 quadriplegic. She spent the better part of 7 years living in hospitals with several complications, leading her to China for a life-saving spinal surgery. Ali currently works with corporations as a disability inclusion consultant, gives keynote speeches around the globe, was TEDx Speaker in 2024, won Ms. Wheelchair America, and is a fierce advocate for those with disabilities, specifically working to change landmark legislation with Medicare.

Learn more and register today!

TIME:  6:00PM – 8:30PM

LOCATIONS:
Part & Parcel
1901 Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, NC 27707
Outdoor/High Stimulus

  • This event will occur outside, in the parking lots of Part & Parcel and The Durham Literacy Center. There is a sidewalk connecting the 2 parking lots.  There are places to sit and have shade.
  • A quiet space for any breaks that are necessary from the crowd, sound, or other stimulus is available inside of both Part & Parcel and The Durham Literacy Center. The event is not live streamed into these spaces. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are located in The Durham Literacy Center and Part & Parcel. The bathroom in Part & Parcel is single stalled and non-gendered. 
  • The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice will be on site from 6:00 – 7:10. The caravan is collected the stories of Disabled people from all around the country and taking them to DC. You are invited to share your story. This is completely optional. 
  • The Board of Elections will be on site at this location from 7:15 – 8:30. You can register to vote, get your voter ID, and arrange transportation for future voting.
  • This location is immediately proximate to a bus station (#10) and space for drop-off from ride shares. We encourage carpooling. 

Community Family Life and Rec Center
at Lyon Park
1309 Halley Street, Durham, NC 27707
Indoor/Low Stimulus

  • This building is ADA accessible and has non-gendered, single-stalled bathroom in the back of the first floor. 
  • The event will be in the auditorium. The auditorium is flat. The room will will be divided into a larger space and a smaller space. The smaller space will be further away from where the live stream is being projected. 
  • Tables and chairs will be set up in the room. There will be art supplies to engage with.
  • The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice will be on site from 7:15 – 8:30. The caravan is collected the stories of Disabled people from all around the country and taking them to DC. You are invited to share your story. This is completely optional. 
  • The Board of Elections will be on site at this location from 6:00 – 6:50. You can register to vote, get your voter ID, and arrange transportation for future voting.
  • This location is .25 miles away from a bus stop (#10). There is a hill involved. There is space for drop-off from ride share. We encourage carpooling. 

*events occurring simultaneously

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TIME 10:00AM – 12:00PM

LOCATIONS: 

North End Community Coalition
400 Camp Rd, 28206

Photo Opp Stop:
Faith CME Church
1pm – 2pm
457 Wellingford Rd, 28213

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