1st Annual NOLA Disability Pride Festival a Great Success!

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana was proud to host the 1st Annual NOLA Disability Pride Festival on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The festival brought together individuals and organizations around the mission of disability pride, and was the first of its kind in Louisiana. Festival attendance is estimated at nearly 200.

A project of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana and the Quirky Citizens Alliance, the Festival presented a day of pride, entertainment, and community. More than 20 non-profit organizations offering services for the disability community took part in the Community Resource Fair, and vendors with disabilities were on hand to sell arts and crafts.

Performances by World’s Smallest Magician Irwin Royes and New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Alexandra Scott closed out the Festival.

In welcoming remarks, Advocacy Center of Louisiana Policy Assistant Ashley Volion said, “This Festival shows us that we are part of every community and our battle is everyone’s battle. I want all of you to take the energy you get from the Festival today and make your voices heard, whether that is in everyday conversation, within the community, or making changes in government policies.”

For more information on the NOLA Disability Pride Festival, contact Ashley Volion at (504) 522-2337 x146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..