Jun 17

2023 Accessible Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition, UIC Disability Cultural Center, Access Living, the Chicago Disability Pride Parade, and the Institute on Disability and Human Development will host the third annual Accessible Juneteenth celebration. The event is also sponsored by Whole Foods through a grant.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 from 1pm to 5pm at the UIC Quad (behind UIC Student Center East); 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. See the map for more details on where the Quad is located, which public transportation stops and garages are nearby, and where paratransit and rideshare can pick/drop you off at.

The RSVP is to get event notifications!

This year, we will have a DJ who will bless us with music fit for our Accessible Juneteenth celebration. There will be food, giveaways, and resources given out by vendors also, including from Black-owned and disability-owned/friendly organizations and businesses.

We will host an open-mic where you can share your talents in singing, spoken-word, playing instruments, and more! Sign up by June 9th at 11:59pm CT, or sign up in-person at the event. But hurry, because spots are limited!

If you’re not able to attend the celebration in person, that is okay! You can join us virtually; we will host a livestream of the open mic portion of the event. Register for the livestream, or watch the livestream on Chicagoland DPOCC’s Facebook page on June 17th.

ASL will be provided for the open mic portion; live captioning will be provided for the livestream of the open mic portion

More event details TBA as we get closer to the day; stay tuned for updates.


Maura Zigmont