The Accessibility Committee has endorsed this year’s Toronto Disability Pride March on September 21st (1 pm – 5 pm) which also includes a Celebration of Life for Kevin Jackson. Kevin Jackson was an activist, scholar, and friend to many. He was also a PhD student in Critical Disabilities Studies at York University and a member of CUPE 3903. Kevin passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in early July, leaving behind his fiancee and only family, Melissa Graham.
Members are encouraged to attend the march to raise awareness of the issues facing people with disabilities in our community and to celebrate the life of Kevin Jackson. The march starts at Queen’s Park and goes to 99 Gerrard Street East where the celebration of life will occur.
Throughout his life, Kevin expertly and compassionately wove his academic work with his activism. He was one of the co-founder and organizers of Toronto’s annual Disability Pride March. He was also a past Mad Pride organizer, a board member with both the Psychiatric Survivor Archives and the Canadian Disability Studies Association, and Vice-Chair of the Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario. Find more details about the march and celebration on the Toronto Disability March website, and the Facebook event page.