File #: 220547    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/26/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: Recognizing June 6-11, 2022 as Disability Pride Week in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22054700, 2. Signature22054700
Recognizing June 6-11, 2022 as Disability Pride Week in the City of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person with a disability is a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment, a condition experienced by approximately 56.7 million Americans - or 19 percent of the population - according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics; and

WHEREAS, This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of passage of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services; and

WHEREAS, The ADA has raised awareness of the abilities of individuals with disabilities and has resulted in great progress, which can be seen in everyday life through curb cuts, communication access, accessible buildings and transportation; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia's 10th Disability Pride Week begins on June 6 with the raising of the National ADAPT flag and a pep rally on the north apron of City Hall and features daily happenings, including film screenings, art activities, and social events, before culminating with the Disability Pride Parade and Festivities on June 11th; and

WHEREAS, Disability Pride Parades are held annually to celebrate people with disabilities and to change the way people think about and define disability, to end the stigma of disability, and to promote the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride; and

WHEREAS, In addition to Philadelphia, Disability Pride Parades have been held in a number of places across the United States, including Pit...

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