Dear Friends…Get on the Bus!!! Or march with us outside the bus…
bring a wagon to tote your kids, snacks and pride signs!

Waldorf School shows its Pride

At the 2010 Chicago LGBT Pride Parade

Hey Everybody…

The Chicago Waldorf School is joining the growing ranks of schools and other family focused institutions participating in the Chicago Pride Parade. The substantial growth in the number of same sex parents raising children—and the variations of family models which have proliferated—has led to actively embracing diverse notions of what constitutes loving families that raise our children for the future. Our students, teachers, and parents (hetero, homo, and trans) enjoy the pride that comes from joining in the days events to celebrate the diversity of our own community.

Sunday June 27th

meetup by 11:30am. Parade starts at noon.

Click Here to reserve your place. (How many attending?)

Select a spot inside the bus or choose to march outside in front of the bus. (But we can’t stop the bus to move in and out; you have to pick one location for the duration). You can choose to march the full parade route or leave the route after the halfway point (for our younger kids with less stamina) at Broadway and Melrose. This exiting group will join the parade marchers from the Nettlehorst School for a co-sponsored “after parade party” that joins our families in their school play-yard for playtime with music, food, Root Beer Floats and other treats & fun activities. Meanwhile anyone who wishes to will continue with the CWS bus until the end of the parade at the intersection of Diversey, Lakeview & Cannon Drive.

Please sign up now as we are limited to only 30 “slots” for Waldorf Family marchers (with more seats available on the bus). We will send more specific info about the event meetup to people as they sign up. Register now (its free) to save your space in our parade float (please indicate your # family members and “inside bus” or “marching”).

Parade Route Map

More Info about the parade:
This year the Chicago 41st Annual Pride Parade steps off from the Halsted & Belmont corner, proceeding north on Halsted (to Broadway); then south on Broadway (to Diversey); then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive, in Lincoln Park. The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is country singer/songwriter Chely Wright. The parade will feature 250 registered entries including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents. Crowd estimates each year are in the hundreds of thousands. So the plans are to line the parade route with barricades on both sides of the street from beginning of the parade route to Diversey. Spectators will be required to remain behind the barricades. In addition, parade marshals and police officers will be placed along the entire parade route as well.

CWS float coordinated by E.O. members: Cathey Stamps, Jen Zielinski and Jason Greenberg