Disability Pride and Power Parade Sat 27th July

Disability Pride and Power Parade Sat 27th July

Alt Text: Image shows the disability pride flag in the background and reads in bold black, pink and white letters: “Disability Pride and Power Parade.” Underneath are the words in yellow with black outline: Sat 27th July 2024, 2PM Garden of Remembrance to Custom House Quay”. To the right titles read: MC + Drag Performance Disgraceful Cabaret; Music Acoustic Punk Advocacy Service; Street Art Baubo Theatre + Mr. Balloonatic.” At the bottom of the photo is an image of colourful participants in the parade from 2023, carrying signs with the pride flag which reads “Disability Power + Pride”. In the top right corner is the Disability Pride and Power Parade logo and in the top left corner the Arts Council Funding Festivals logo

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Due to the IPSC Palestine March also scheduled for July 20th, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our parade to the following week, Sat July 27th, to make space for both causes. We apologise for the disruption to your plans.

We’re Back! Ireland’s Second Disability Pride and Power Parade Returns this Saturday 27th July!

This is following on the back of last year’s First Disability Pride and Power Parade as featured in the RTE Radio series Last One On the Train.

Join us as we gather to take over the streets from 2pm from the Garden of Remembrance to Custom House Quay, in a procession which includes street art and and costumes by Baubo Theatre and Mr. Balloonatic. Participants are invited to meet earlier from 12.30pm to have their faces painted with the disability pride flag colours and get kitted out in some spectacular costumes!

The main stage from 3.30pm will feature drag performances from MCs Disgraceful Cabaret’s Viktor Complex and Poppy de Scrace, with music from Acoustic Punk Advocacy Service and more.

Following the success of the Scrap the Green Paper Coalition Campaign and the Care Referendum, the disability rights movement has a lot to celebrate! Speakers from the movement will be there to add fuel to the fire of our fight for human rights and dignity.

Our theme this year is “Power in Unity”- celebrating grassroots disabled people power and highlighting the importance of allies both disabled and non-disabled from within our movement and from other social movements. This is in keeping with the concept of intersectional Total Liberation- that none are free unless all are free.

We will be joined by Ireland’s DPOs and other disability and ally organisations including: Access 4 All Ireland, Autism Louth, Chronic Collective, Clare Leader Forum, DADA (Disabled Artists and Academics), Disability Legal Network, Donegal Centre for Independent Living, F.U.S.S. Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Invisible Disability Ireland, Mask Bloc Eire, National Animal Rights Association, Physical Impairment Ireland, TCD Neurodiversity Society, Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin, UCD Student’s Union, Voice of Vision Impairment Ireland, #EDS4IRE and more.

If your organisation would like to participate or support the parade, please consider sponsoring us, or you can register to participate by emailing us at: disabilitypowerireland@gmail.com.

You can register on Eventbrite here and Contribute to our GoFundMe here.

Accessibility Info will be released and updated soon.

Parade organised by Maryam Madani.

Kindly Supported by The Arts Council.