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CIL's 50th Anniversary Website Banner.

October 22nd, 2022 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Front of Ed Roberts Campus
Berkeley, CA

An inclusive, accessible street festival celebrating 50 years of the Independent Living Movement ignited through the activism of people with disabilities in Berkeley, California. 

•    1,000+ attendees
•    10 x 10 space
•    Table & two chairs included
•    Promos on CIL social media and festival website

Performers, Artists and live art, DJs, kids corner, food trucks, vendors and more! 

Vendor Fees: 

  • Non-profit & community information tables: $50 (includes a table and 2 chairs)

  • Merchandise/product vendor: $150/$75 for businesses or booths owned & operated by people with disabilities (includes table & 2 chairs but does not include booth or vendor license)

  • Food vendors: $250 (does not include booth or vendor license)

CIL will provide a table and two chairs. Vendors are responsible for securing a City of Berkeley vendor permit and bringing, setting up and breaking down their booths. 

To register as a vendor, please complete this online application.



Honorary Co-Chairs

Representative Barbara Lee

Zona Roberts

Judith E. Heumann

Honorary Host Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Senator Tammy Duckworth

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan

Berkeley Vice Mayor Kate Harrison

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett

Berkeley Councilmember Rigel Robinson

Honorable Tom Harkin

Honorable Tony Coelho

Honorable Loni Hancock

Honorable Tom Bates

Joan Leon

Kathy Martinez

Melissa Male

Janni Lehrer-Stein

Joyce Bender

Merrill Friedman

Katherine Perez

Graphic with text that reads "#CIL50: Reflection, Reunion, Renewal | Join us for a Street Festival celebrating 50 Years of the Independent Living Movement | October 22, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | In front of Ed Robert Campus: Adeline from Ashby to MLK Jr. Way | Berkeley, California | Performers and DJ’s with disabilities, including: DJ Ray Reck, DJ Trilce & Cutitup Entertainment | Live Afro-Peruvian band, poets & other performers | Kids Zone - face painting, balloon arts & crafts | Local food and art vendors | Quiet booth available for sensory overload | Fully accessible including ASL | And more!" At the top right is a photo of protestors holding a "Center for Independent Living" banner. At the middle slightly to the left is a graphic of people in a line holding up their fists. Two of those people are holding up flags. At the bottom right is a graphic of a person with a guide cane, a person with crutches, and a person with one arm up and one off to the side.

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