Kevin Jackson’s Celebration of Life and 9th annual Toronto Disability Pride March

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00
Kevin Jackson in a black hat, black jacket, and glasses at the 2017 Women's March in Toronto.

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:

  • ASL
  • 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.
Queens Park to 99 Gerrard Street East Toronto , ON
Ontario CA
Melissa Graham

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