Disability Pride

July is Disability Pride Month, and the Library is flying the Disability Pride Flag in recognition of individuals living with disabilities. As an institution dedicated to being a welcoming place for all and enriching lives through open access to information and ideas, displaying the flag demonstrates a commitment to these values while raising awareness and amplifying the voices of community members with disabilities. Disability Pride Month is the entire month of July but given the patron request to raise the flag was just recently received, it will remain up for a full 30 days.


FAQs

What is that flag?  

It is the Disability Pride Flag recognizing Disability Pride Month, which occurs in July each year since 1990. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, was passed on July 26, 1990.  

Why is the Library flying the Disability Pride Flag?  

The Library is flying the Disability Pride Flag in honor of a patron request and to demonstrate support for our community members living with disabilities. Displaying the flag aligns with our core value of being a welcoming place for all and our mission to enrich lives through open access to information and ideas.  

How long will the flag be up?  

Disability Pride Month is the entire month of July but given the patron request to raise the flag was just recently received, it will remain up for a full 30 days. 


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