July is Disability Pride Month
Disability Pride celebrates the important history of the disability civil rights movement and recognizes contributions that people with disabilities make in workplaces and communities.
All King County employees are welcome and encouraged to participate in Disability Pride Month events. Join the conversation that honors the lived experience of King County employees with disabilities and highlights continued efforts to advance disability equity and justice in King County.
Movie and Discussion: Crip Camp
Watch and discuss the Sundance Festival award-winning documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, which tells the story of Camp Jened, a summer camp where teens with disabilities found and built a community that ignited the disability rights movement.
Facilitators will share clips from the documentary and explore the themes of disability inclusive community, activism and self-advocacy, and the intersection of race and disability. The full documentary is available on Netflix and free on YouTube.
The event is sponsored by the King County Disability Equity Network, the King County Disability Awareness Month Committee, and co-hosted by Superior Court.
- Monday, July 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register in advance here. You will receive a confirmation email about how to join the meeting.
Reasonable Accommodations: The Zoom event includes live captioning, ASL interpretation, and audio descriptions of the video clips. For other reasonable accommodations, contact Ronda Bliey at 206-477-0791 or Ronda.Bliey@kingcounty.gov.
July 26 is Pride Disability Day
Join Anita Whitfield, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, and employees in celebration of Disability Pride to honor and recognize the contributions of people with disabilities through the lens of equity.
This event is co-sponsored by the King County Disability Equity Network, the King County Disability Awareness Month Committee, and the Office of Equity and Social Justice.
- Tuesday, July 26 from noon to 1 p.m. Register in advance here. After you register for this event you will receive a confirmation email. Zoom details will be sent out in a separate email prior to the event.
Reasonable Accommodations: This Zoom event includes live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available. For other reasonable accommodations, contact Taryn Farley at 206-263-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 20.