Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

MU Disability Pride Fest Aims to Remove Stigmas

April 15 is Disability Pride Day.

Roughly 22 percent of adults living in the United States have some sort of disability, ranging from self-care to mobility. Disability Pride Day at Millersville University (MU) aims to change the way that people think about and define disability. The all-day event will be held on April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning in the Student Memorial Center.

The Disability Pride Fest will get underway with a welcome from photographer Tom Olin, who has documented the disability rights movement for over 40 years. Other activities include sign making and posting, a campus wide march, wheelchair art, a workshop by the Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, interactive activities around disability cultural sensitivity and an outdoor concert featuring Johnny Crescendo, Dennis Queen and Kounterclockwise, among other activities.

MU’s Disability Pride Day is one manifestation of its multifaceted Disability Arts programming. The University provides performances, exhibitions and workshops to introduce the community to the work of disabled artists and works about disabilities.

For more information about the Disability Pride Day, visit Disability Pride Day or contact Dr. Thomas Neuville at

To register for this event, visit MU Disability Pride 2019.




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