Disability Unity Festival NEWS! See You on Sept. 26th

 

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
11:00AM – 3:00PM 

 


Join Us to bring the California disability and business communities together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA and to promote the expansion of a barrier-free and inclusive society.

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE!!!

Originally, a parade from UN Plaza was scheduled as part of this celebration but the committee has decided to focus all of the Festival activities within Civic Center Plaza. This important change has enabled us to focus on our growing entertainment line-up, incorporating clowns, face painters, arts & crafts, along with the first ever “soul train” style dance line which everyone is encouraged to “rock-n-roll” through!


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Formerly known as the West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival: An event that celebrates disability as a natural and beautiful part of the human condition and promotes pride in the diversity and unity of all communities.

Purchase merchandises from the Zazzle website. Click on the photos below to see all the DUF merchandise available in time for the event!

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NEED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?The festival site is accessible to people with mobility disabilities and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available for the program. If you need additional accommodations to participate, please contact Nathan Webb at 415-554-6789 ornathan.webb@sfgov.org. Please provide notice by Tuesday, September 22nd to help ensure availability.

Creating a scent-free environment: Additionally, Festival organizers promote and encourage event participants to avoid wearing scented products(perfume, make-up, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) that could be uncomforatable or harmful to participants with environmental sensitivities.


ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT from the Main Stage, featuring: Music, Hip Hop Dance, and Stand-up Comedy to name a few:

DJ Alex Reyes has been
providiPhoto of DJ Alex Reyesng mobile DJ services in the Bay Area and beyond, in English and Spanish since 2001.

  • Photo of Comedian Nina G.
  • Nina G is America’s favorite female stuttering stand-up comedian (granted she is the only one). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children’s book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.

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The Dream Achievers – Jazz Band comprised of talented musicians with autism, provide music for people of all ages.

Access Kids – is a dance ensemble from Access SFUSD: The Arc, a community based program for students 18-22 with disabilities in San Francicso. The group will show off their dance skills in celebration of ADA25, while promoting self-determination, and creating awareness of the importance of art in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

More entertainers, guest speakers and surprise performers are being confirmed at this time!


More info atwww.DisabilityUnityFestival.org


EVENT ORGANIZERS: Six Independent Living Center (ILC) organizations/programs are co-sponsoring this event: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities, San Mateo; Community Resources for Independent Living, Hayward; Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa, Concord; Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco; Marin Center for Independent Living, San Rafael; Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, San Jose, together with the California Foundation for Independent Living, Sacramento and the Disability Organizing Network. ILCs are peer-based disability organizations that advocate and provide resources for people with disabilities.

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Event Facts:

  • Plenty of fun for everyone with Bay Area Circus performers, facepainters, balloon artists, and more!
  • Create memories at the Photo Booth ran by Youth Organizers! Disabled & Proud!.
  • FREE, fun, accessible, inclusive event!
  • 600 to 900 participants expected to attend!
  • Festival is located in Civic Center Plaza from 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Take BART with your friends. Exit at UN Plaza.
  • Taste some of San Francisco’s best food at Taqueria Angelica’s Food Truck..

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT:Contact Info:
(408) 673-7590 or
DUF2015@svilc.org

The Festival is conjunction with the California #ADA25 Conference hosted by the Disability Organizing Network on September 25-26.CLICK HERE for more information.



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