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People With Disabilities Celebrated In Center City

Disability Pride event  Saturday June 22, 2013 at Franklin Square. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Disability Pride event Saturday June 22, 2013 at Franklin Square. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Franklin Square Park was the site of the second annual Disability Pride event Saturday.

Disability Pride director Alan Holdsworth says the point of this event is to celebrate people with disabilities:

“The message is to disabled people, you know, like be happy about who you are. You’re a human being just like everybody else and because you’re a human being like everybody else, you should expect the same rights as everybody else.”

There were about 30 informational booths set up as well as booths from disabled artists and a music band in which some of the members live with disabilities:

“We’re very creative, we’re very strong,” Holdsworth said. “It takes a lot to be a disabled person and come through it all, but in the end I think the message to all disabled people is you just gotta deal with what you got and that’s what we do and that’s why we celebrate it.”

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