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Austin’s White Cane Day Celebration

 

You are invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Austin’s White Cane Day on October 12, 2022! The event will be held at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756.

20th Anniversary Live Event Program

Run:

2022 Austin White Cane Day fun walk/run begins between 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. meet inside Republic Square Park behind all the southbound bus stops along Guadalupe at 422 Guadalupe Street

Marches:

  • Travis Association for the Blind’s march begins at 8:00 a.m. meet at City Hall. At 8:15 a.m. march begins to Capital
  • Texas Workforce Commission and Texas School for Blind march meets at 8:45 a.m. Meet at one of the following locations:
    • Walgreens, 4501 Guadalupe St
    • Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
    • The Pit Barbecue, 4707 Burnet Road
    • Triangle Station, 47th @ W. Guadalupe

9:00 a.m. march begins- Walk to Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1100 W. 45th St Austin, TX 78756

Program Line Up:

9:50 a.m. TSBVI Choir

Master of Ceremonies – Valerie Alvarez

10:00 a.m. Program begins

“National Anthem” sung by Curtis Perry

TWC Chairman and commissioner of the Public – Bryan Daniel

TWC Commissioner of Employers – Aaron Demerson

TWC Executive Director – Ed Serna

Executive Director of the Governor’s Committee on Disabilities – Ron Lucey

TSBVI Superintendent – Emily Coleman

HHSC Executive Commissioner – Cecile Erwin Young

Travis Association for the Blind – Chief Executive Officer Jim Meehan

Instrumental Performance by Tristian Gallegos

Let the fun and festivities begin!!!

For Out-of-Towners and Easy-Chair-Loungers

If you are unable to attend or live outside of Austin, you can still be a part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration by watching the webcast portion of the October 12th event. Click on the below link at 10 a.m. October 12, 2022 to see the program live.

In order to get your event space set up please answer the questions on the following link:

Organization Event Space Sign Up Form!

An email with parking and set up instructions will be sent out a week before the event. If you have any questions about set up, please call Alison at (512) 284-3296.

 

Come and help us celebrate the independence and empowerment that is White Cane Safety Day. Want to keep up with the latest event news? Get social with us! Follow us @whitecaneday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest up-to-date news and event highlights.

What is White Cane Day?

The President of the United States annually recognizes White Cane Day by the Blind Americans Equality Day Proclamation on October 15th to acknowledge the abilities of people who are blind and to promote equal opportunities as any other American.

Mission of White Cane Day Austin

The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired.

Purpose

Each year the Austin community comes together for an event to celebrate this exciting day. And now that we will be doing a live and virtual event simultaneously, it promises to be bigger and better than ever, so tell your friends and come have some fun!