Miller to attend, speak at inaugural Disability Pride Pittsburgh event
Event to foster community spirit, awareness and activism for inclusivity
PITTSBURGH, July 21 – As one of the leading voices of disability rights in the Pennsylvania legislature, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, said he is greatly looking forward to being part of the inaugural Disability Pride Pittsburgh event later this month on Fort Duquesne Boulevard.
The free July 23 event runs from 1 p. m. to 5 p.m. between the 6th and 7th Street bridges and will honor the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with entertainment, fun activities, advocacy, giveaways, resource tables, food trucks, and more.
“I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the inaugural Disability Pride Pittsburgh event, the first of what I hope becomes an annual event going forward,” Miller said. “This is a great opportunity to bring folks together to strengthen connections within the local community, build on some of our advocacy efforts, and promote not only inclusivity, but also to really celebrate our local disabled community.”
Disability Pride Pittsburgh’s Event Planning Committee is made up of disabled advocates and organizations, including Access Mob Pittsburgh, City of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Task Force on Disabilities, Community Living and Support Services, Disability Options Network, Western PA Disability History and Action Consortium, and UPMC Disabilities Resource Center. Information is available at disabilitypridepa.org.
Since taking office, Miller has fought for policies at the state level that promote inclusivity and the rights of people with disabilities. He also founded the annual Disability & Mental Health Summit, the largest event of its kind in western Pennsylvania. The Disability Summit has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people and has brought together more than 2,000 people, 180 participating organizations and legislators, and offered many hours of free sessions on a variety of disability and mental health topics.