Beep celebrates Brooklyn’s ‘diverse, beautiful, and powerful’ disability community at Disability Pride Month event


Brooklynites kicked off Disability Pride Month with an educational, welcoming celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall on July 11. 

The celebration, led by Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso and disability rights coalition Disability Unite included a sign language performance by Kimberly Sue and Melody Oramas of the song “Fight Song” by singer Rachel Platten and a 45-minute disability inclusion training course led by Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled.

The inclusion training session — which was accompanied by ASL interpretation and transcription — focused on creating an understanding of the needs and cultures of different parts of the disability community, as well as creating an inclusive, welcoming space for people with disabilities.