Disability Pride 2017

We wanted to share a recent post from Inclusion BC about a 7-minute documentary it produced called Sherwin Strong: Disability Pride 2017. This documentary, that premiered at the screenings across BC for the 3rd annual UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival on December 3rd, highlights experiences of Disability Pride 2017 through the eyes of Sherwin Glen Dan Strong.

Sherwin is a musician and self-advocate living in Comox, BC. Adopted as a baby, he\’s had a transformational journey through 39 surgeries, learning from his past and finding his own lifestyle and wisdom. Sherwin shares his perspective of Disability Pride 2017 and invites all of us to be part of the Disability Pride movement.

Take a few minutes and hear Sherwin\’s story and learn more about how Disability Pride is helping to further inclusion in our communities…

Source: Inclusion BC, Published December 13th, 2017

Community Ventures Society (CVS) is excited to share this video and to support Disability Pride. Our movement is an important one and one that we all need to stand behind.

All year, Inclusion BC has hosted conversations, panels and workshops, given presentations and grants and have made documentaries about the ideas and experience of Disability Pride.

The Story Behind Disability Pride 2017, a 7 minute documentary produced by Inclusion BC, premiered at the 2nd annual Film Festival at the end of 2016. It started a conversation about Pride in the Community Inclusion Movement. Inclusion BC looked at the history of our movement and other civil rights movements and then they went out and talked about it. For other groups, discovering Pride was an important step on their path towards acceptance and inclusion. Are we ready for it?

On June 15th, a Disability Pride 2017 Celebration and March was held and covered by a wide range of media outlets. On June 16th, the day after the March, Inclusion BC had a public open space to talk about how people felt after participating in the celebration and march and showed Minister Qualthrough\’s video in the meeting.