Disability Pride 2018
Disability Pride returns to take pride in being different
Bromley Disability Pride returned on Sunday 2nd December to celebrate Disability History Month and International Day of Disabled People.
Local disabled people took centre stage at this years event with London based SignKid, an up and coming deaf hip-hop artist and producer, gold medal winning Paralympian Susie Rodgers MBE, who trained in Bromley, and award winning Magpie Dance heading the line-up.
Building on the success of last year the event further showcased the power of Disability Pride to give confidence to disabled people and to help break down the stigma attached to disability.
New performers Superhuman Poets Society joined the line-up in the local talent section alongside returns from poet Jamie Hale and singer Andreina Jackson.
Barry McDonald, project co-ordinator from XbyX said: “It’s really great to be part of making Bromley a part of annual celebrations for International Day of Disabled People and to strengthen the disability movement in the wider context. Thank you to Clarion Housing and Clarion Futures for supporting the 2018 event.”
Before the event Sandra Sanglin, Clarion’s Head of Corporate Responsibility commented, “Clarion Housing Group has a strong track record of supporting and celebrating our staff and residents with disabilities, as a Disability Confident Employer which is why we are delighted to support XbyX in putting on Disability Pride 2018. With a strong local presence in Bromley as an employer and Landlord, Clarion fully supports the aims of the event in developing the future generation of disabled people in the local community.”
X by X hope to see this event become a regular annual celebration, if you would like to take part in Disability Pride 2019 please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org