Disability Pride Month, observed annually in July, is the opportunity to celebrate the diversity, strength, and achievements of people with disabilities. Austin Community College District (ACC) will commemorate the month by highlighting resources and hosting community events designed to honor the unique perspectives and contributions of individuals with disabilities.

Disability Pride Month Events at ACC

Greg Marshal Book Read and Talk
Date: Wednesday, July 24 
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: ACC Highland Campus, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center, Building 4000, Room 4.2205
What: Greg Marshal, author of his memoir Leg, is eagerly joining us to read his book and talk to book lovers who are interested in topics like disability, the LGBTQIA+ community, being a caregiver to ailing parents, and growing up in Utah.

Disability Pride Month Events Throughout the ATX Community

Disability Dialogues Book Club
Date: Saturday, July 13 
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: Austin Public Library Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr.
What: The Disability Dialogues Book Club is a book club for conversations about Disability Justice, highlighting the perspectives of intersectional Disabled writers and thinkers.

Lion & Pirate: Disability Pride Month Showcase
Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Alienated Majesty Books, 613 W 29th St., Austin, TX
What: An exclusive open mic hosted by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities.

TUBU Fest: Disability Theatre Festival
Date: Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20
Time: Doors: 6 p.m., Show starts: 7 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd., Suite 122, Austin, TX
What: TUBU (Theatre for Us By Us) Fest is a safe space for people with disabilities to have their voices heard through their artwork in a one-of-a-kind community-oriented festival with opportunities for networking and taking their art to the next level.

ACC Student-Run Organizations

NeuroBats of ACCess Autism: ACC organization led by and for ACC neurodivergent students. The group works to break down stigmas and build a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Check out our webpage showcasing our neurodivergent Riverbats accomplishments and advocacy efforts! 

Active Minds: Active Minds is a welcoming and inclusive student organization that understands the significance of mental health in our lives. They are dedicated to promoting mental well-being, fostering a sense of community, and providing a safe and empathetic space for individuals to share their experiences, seek support, and access resources to enhance their mental health journey. Their mission is to break the stigma surrounding mental health and empower individuals to lead healthier, happier lives.

2024 ACC Disability Pride Month Resources

ACC libraries developed a virtual display that features Disability Pride Month and offers resources designed to educate, inspire, and support. You can explore a wide array of books, e-books, movies, and videos that highlight the experiences and achievements of individuals with disabilities.

Other ACC Resources:

For additional information on Disability Pride Month events and resources, visit TLED’s Cultural Mosaic: Disability Pride Month page

For more information, contact Rosalind Blackstar, Executive Dean of Access and Disability Support, at [email protected].