2019 is turning out to be a year of two 50th anniversaries…the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots…and the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Pride Parade! AARP Chicago is extremely excited to be celebrating these milestones all throughout the month of June…and the rest of 2019!
We are joining the effort with StoryCorps for their Stonewall OutLoud project. To honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we are asking AARP members in Illinois to pick up your mobile devices and use the StoryCorps App to record the stories of people within the LGBTQ community who were born before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. AARP Illinois is looking to get 50 stories – one for each year - this month…to learn more about the project, visit https://storycorps.org/discover/outloud/
Check out AARP Chicago’s Pride tent as we again rock out at the Chicago Pride Fest on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23!! We are Remembering Stonewall and celebrating Pride is Ageless with giveaways, fun activities…and join our fight to make prescription drugs price affordable for all ages! See you there!
AARP Chicago again travels down the streets of the north side in our trolley as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30…with members of all ages on board! Show us your AARP card as we pass by and gives us some love as we celebrate “Millions of Moments of Pride” with you all!
Finally, don’t forget to check out AARP’s Pride page on our website…www.aarp.org/pride and watch our video called “A #LivingHistory of the LGBT Movement” as we celebrate the past, present and future heroes of the LGBT movement -
Happy Pride everyone!!