This Saturday: Chicago Disability Pride Parade is Back!


July 21, 2022 | by Jerome Palliser

Access Living friends and allies,

This Saturday July 23, the Chicago Disability Pride Parade is back and in person! Access Living is getting ourselves ready to join in, and we invite you to come celebrate the disability community with us.

Check out the following ways to participate…

March with us! 

If you or your friends or family want to march with us, let us know! We are lining up at 10am at the corner of Plymouth and Van Buren (the address is technically 343 S Dearborn). This is also next to the Harold Washington Library. The Parade starts at 11am and we’ll walk down to Daley Plaza, about 0.6 miles. Please note: there is not a float portion this year. We will be walking/rolling as a group. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Jerome Palliser at

Rally with us!  

If you or your friends or family don’t have the capacity to march, you can join along the way to cheer everybody on! We suggest finding a spot on Dearborn somewhere between Van Buren and Washington Avenues. Afterwards, feel free to join parade-goers for the celebration in Daley Plaza.

Celebrate with us! 

Just because you may not be able to march or rally doesn’t mean you can’t still participate! The celebration part will be at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St). There will be seating, PAs, and live music. Access Living will be running a table and activities, and other disability organizations will have tables there as well. Come meet us!

The Parade website has more info, including news about our Grand Marshal, as well as key travel details. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. Disability swag encouraged.

Please share this info with fellow disability community members.