On July 27, 2013, Madison held its first ever Disability Pride celebration at Brittingham Park. Attendees were treated to entertainment by renowned poet and performer Jim Ferris, marimba artist Ricardo Vasquez (Beautiful Music, Beautiful Mind), Eileen Rosensteel (The Amazing Fat Lady Show!), The Sweetness of Gone (Transformational Folk Trio), Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars (Malian Blues-Funk Band), and J. Ware (poet and activist). Thanks to everyone for their hard work — we can’t wait for next year!
Listen to WORT’s interview with featured artists Eileen Rosenteel, Jim Ferris, Sarita Karon, and members the Disability Pride planning committee here.