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MU Disability Pride Day set for April 14

Pictured above is the Disability Pride Parade in 2018. The parade started in the Student Memorial Center, and went down to the George St. and Frederick St. intersection. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Thomas Neuville.

Kat vasquez
Associate Sports Editor

Join Millersville University as they will host the second annual Disability Pride Day event. Disability Pride Day is a day to bring awareness for people with disabilities and help them gain accessible options here at campus and bring together the Lancaster community. 

Dr. Thomas Neuville, a professor and coordinator of Integrated Studies at Millersville says that, “Disability Pride Millersville is a day to shine a light on why we are together strong. At the University, we know that knowledge brings us the good things of life. Coming together to learn together breaks down the barriers in our minds and builds the accessible ways forward.”

The celebration kicks off on Sunday, April 14 with a showing of the ADAPT documentary “Piss on Pity” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Student Memorial Center. The film explores disability rights and activists who have fought for 40 years to win equality, liberty, and respect for people with disabilities. 

Then on Monday April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be activities that brings students and faculty closer together and helps spread awareness of accessibility on campus. There will be activities such as sign making, a campus wide march, pictures at Normal Avenue, and wheelchair art. There will also be a lunch in the Galley free to registrants along with musical appearances from Johnny Crescendo, Dennis Queen, and KounterclockwiseSunday.

Registration is free for all students and faculty.