For Immediate Release
Breaking down the barriers!!!!
Hundreds of people with disabilities
will be breaking down the barriers this Friday, June 1st, 2012 in an event
known as Speak Out: Disability on The Move.A festival of movement!
Speak Out is to proclaim June 1st,
2012 the right to move just like everybody else.
Performers with disabilities from
Inside Out Theatre, Momo Dance Theatre and The OX 'I Love Calgary Tour' will
challenge and amaze LRT riders on the platforms, business people on their lunch
hour and at the local library.
Dare to stare and become a part of a downtown
celebration. Members of the Disability Hall celebrate the 14th annual Speak
Out. We will be joined by Deputy Mayor Gael MacLeod who will share the mayor’s
message declaring Speak Out Day as our time to celebrate our right to move, our
right to access society, our right to have affordable, accessible and available
public transportation and our full-citizenship. Greetings will also be brought
by MLA Kent Hehr and guests including the Calgary Women's Centre, Push To Open
Nature Society, Calgary Sexual Health Centre, Women Together Ending Poverty and
the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (to name a few).
Imagine a City without access. Here
is what some members of the Disability Action Hall say it would be like if we
lived in a city where we could not go anywhere.
“A city without access would be a
city with angry and sad people.”
"It would be boring because you
wouldn’t be able to do anything."
"A stumbling block."
"It wouldn’t be a city because
it is not inclusive."
"A city without access is like
an island, it's isolating. A city without access is a city without
"A city without access is a
city of poverty and isolation, a country that is divided.Can’t go no where. It
would be dangerous. It would be depressing."
Disability Action Hall 14th Annual Speak Out
When: Friday June 1st, 10-2 pm
Where: 4 locations and points in between.
-Downtown Calgary, 1st Street LRT - 10 am – Kickoff.
(Heading off into three
directions -downtown tour, McKnight & Crowfoot LRTs)
-8 Street LRT NW - 11:30 am - Pride Train
-Olympic Plaza 12-12:30 pm – Drumming circle and pride walk
Calgary Public Library, John Dutton Theatre - 12:30 to 2 pm Celebrations
To celebrate Disability on the Move, 14th Annual
Denise Young 403.542.5301
more information call 403.717.7630 or 403.473.3510 and check out the website at