Kevin Jackson’s Celebration of Life
Toronto Disability Pride March
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
“It’s next to impossible to get to understand what disability is about and finding a solution without doing activism” – Kevin Jackson
This year’s march is going to be a little different. On July 9, 2019 we lost our dear friend and fellow organizer Kevin Jackson, who is also the partner of another organizer, Melissa Graham.
We will still be marching, as Kevin would have wanted, from Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West). At the end of the march, we will be celebrating Kevin’s life in place of our annual end of march celebration at 99 Gerrard Street East.
This year the march will be combined with Kevin’s Celebration of Life. To make more time for the celebration, the opening speeches at Queen’s Park will be much shorter this year.
Schedule of events for Saturday September 21st:
1:00PM – Speeches begin at Queen’s Park
1:30 PM – the march begins to 99 Gerrard Street East
2:30 PM – Kevin’s Celebration of Life begins
5:00 PM – Celebration of Life wraps up
The following accessibility accommodations are in place:
- There will be an accessible taxi following the march
- Quiet spaces and active listeners for the Celebration of Life
- There are several accessible washrooms at 99 Gerrard Street East, where the celebration is located
- We are working on finding a couple of attendants as well.
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