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Simply People Festival to Celebrate Disabilities

In Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Writing (all kinds) on November 4, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The Simply People Festival is Happening on July 21st - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

The Simply People Festival is Happening on July 21st - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Simply people was formed about five years ago after forming CANWAPPS. CANWAPPS stands for Canada-wide Accessibility for Post-secondary Students. This is a national non-profit organization that is geared towards increasing accessibility and inclusion for post-secondary students with disabilities.

“Our vision is to bring as many people together to celebrate our lives and identities, in an inclusive environment of positive synergies and attitudes of being proud,” says Uzma Khan, one of the founders and the lead organizer of this year’s event.

“The bonds that we have created over the past several years have assisted us in reaching this huge milestone in the disability rights movement,” says Julia Munk, another founder of this event.

When Simply People formed they had planned to have a march. They organized it last minute from Dundas Square to Nathan Phillips Square and it was not well attended.

“We just wanted to have a celebration basically,” says Khan. “The whole concept developed on its own.”

This its sixth year and have performers with and without disabilities. There is a guest speaker and six performers confirmed. There are also tables for people who want to showcase and sell their work. There is also a experiential workshop.

This year David Lepofsky who is the chair for the Accessibliity for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance. He is going to be the guest speaker. There is comedian Andre Arruda, a singer Christina Doyle and humourist Libby Thaw.

It’s happening on Monday, October 5, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nathan Philips Square. For more information: www.disabilitypride.ca. This website is in development, however should be up and running soon.

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