On Friday, July 26 Minnesotans will celebrate the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Plan to join the disability community for this free celebration:
WHERE: Hamline University’s Anderson Center, 774 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul.
COST: Free. Refreshments provided.
ACCESS: ASL-interpreting, audio description, open captioning will be provided. To request other accommodations, contact (by July 17) Cindy Tarshish at ADA Minnesota: 651-603-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMCEE: Community accessibility advocate Jeff Bangsberg.
SPEAKER: Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero will discuss the importance of the ADA in ensuring everyone can lead full lives, rich with dignity and joy, and free from discrimination.
PANEL: Minnesota Department of Human Services Deputy Commissioner Claire Wilson will facilitate a panel, including Noah McCourt and Sophie Vang, to discuss their experiences with discrimination as members of the disability community.
SPEAKERS: Chad Wilson, attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center, and Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will provide perspectives on how to combat discrimination in the daily lives of people with disabilities.
PERFORMER: Gaelynn Lea, violinist/singer/songwriter, and 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner.
SPONSORS: Access Press, ADA Minnesota, City of Duluth Commission on Disabilities, City of Minneapolis, Hamline University Archives and Office of Disability Resources, Hennepin County Government, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, MN Council on Disability, MN Departments of Human Rights, Human Services and Transportation; MN Disability Law Center, VSA Minnesota.
WEBSITE: ADA Minnesota