July 26 also marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability Pride Month is dedicated to raising visibility and acceptance of people with disabilities. It is an opportunity for disabled people and their allies to come together to celebrate and work toward a more just society where everyone can thrive. Join DRNC this coming Saturday at the Triangle’s first disability pride parade!

Durham’s first ever Disability Pride Parade 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. The parade will start in the parking lot of the Reality Ministries Center at 916 Lamond Ave, Durham NC (near Brightleaf Square). 

Information tables will be set up in the Reality Center parking lot, with sensory friendly spaces, 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.