IL ABLE at the Disability Pride Parade

It was a great day for the Disability Pride Parade in Chicago on July 22. This year marked the 20th anniversary for the event. The Chicago Disability Pride Parade’s mission is to promote pride among people with disabilities and celebrate disability as a “natural and beautiful part of human diversity.”  

The parade route ended at Daley Plaza where there was a resource fair, music, and festivities. Illinois State Treasurer’s Office Community Engagement Specialist Boguslaw Kwasny and IL ABLE Deputy Director Stephanie Kanter were on-hand to meet with attendees to talk with them about the IL ABLE program and to join in the celebrations.  

Five people smiling at camera. Three wheelchair users, one kneeling and one standing.
(l-r) Linda Mastandrea, Disability rights advocate , Stephanie Kanter, Deputy Director of IL ABLE, Boguslaw Kwasny, Illinois State Treasurer Representative, Rachel Arfa, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and CEO and President of Access Living, Karen Tamley.

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