By: Jodie Dionne
“Far from tragic, disability is a part of the human experience.” Disability Pride Month commemorates the passing of the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.” It has been celebrated worldwide to recognize people with disabilities, their identities, culture, and contributions to society. Disability Pride Month shines a light on every human living with a disability and how they have found triumph and a sense of identity in their lives. Every human has the right to experience a life free of stigma and prejudice, with the full support of their society.
People with disabilities make up about 15% of the world’s population, this month celebrates every one of those individuals, and the DEI Committee proudly stands with them.