Rally to Dismantle Ableism

On Saturday, February 18, starting at 1 p.m., Access(ability) Coalition will
hold a rally to raise awareness about ableism within our society. The event will be free and is open to all ages.

The purpose of the Rally to Dismantle Ableism is to spread awareness and destigmatize issues surrounding differently-able people. We define “differently-able” as anyone that is physically, mentally, or psychologically diverse. This could include physical limitations, such as being in a wheelchair, mental limitations such as autism, and psychological limitations such as any mental health concern, diagnosed or not.

Access(ability) Coalition is a coalition of organizers, organizations, and concerned citizens whose goals are to spread awareness, eliminate the stigmatization of mental health and physical health issues, dismantle ableism, and make our world more accessible for everyone.

As of January 24th, endorsements for the rally include The Daily Planet, Lips Richmond, Mind(ful) Liberation Project, Occupy Richmond, and Pax Christi of Richmond. More individuals and organizations are expected to offer their endorsements before the event.

Speakers at the rally include Susan Sekerke (Advancement Coordinator, The Daily Planet); more speakers to be decided.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 18 Ÿ 1 – 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Friends Meeting of Richmond
4500 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

If you are interested and want more information, feel free to send us an email at access.ability.rva@gmail.com.

You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Press Release

This evening, we issued a press release announcing the Rally to Dismantle Ableism.

You can find a pdf of the press release here.

Potluck Interest Meeting!

So we’re still planning for the rally on February 18, but we need more people!

If you are interested in helping organize, evangelizing (pass out fliers/cover the town in fliers/tell people), finding speakers for the rally, speaking at the rally, want to know more about the rally/ableism/the coalition, have a suggestion to make the rally even more amazing…


Please come, bring food, and people.

RSVP on Facebook!

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