The fifth annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade and Festival is set for Saturday, July 19, from noon to 3:30 p.m.
The event will celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and is one of many Disability Pride events taking place around the world. The festival will include a Disability, Veteran and Aging Resource Fair as well as activities, games and live performances by singer-songwriter Elizabeth Pope and others. There will also be open microphone performances.
The parade will start at Centennial Plaza and continue on Castro Street toward Pioneer Park.
Ania Flatau, who lives with spina bifida, will serve as grand marshal. She is a 26-year-old student at California State University, Monterey Bay.
"Disability Pride means having the knowledge that the person you are is phenomenal and you have every right to experience life the way you see fit," Flatau said.
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