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Monthly Archives: October 2020
Please know that it is no longer an option to mail in your ballot and expect that it will be delivered on time to count based on the ruling by the federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. Ballots received after 8PM on Election Day will be segregated and a determination of whether those ballots will be counted may be made later.
In case you missed the Rev UP MN Voting Rights and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Forum on October 27, below is the video from this event. Thanks to Justin Page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center for sharing his expertise on the laws related to voting affecting the disability community!
To register please visit the registration URL here: https://arcminnesota.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpce2rqz8oH9Bj4WYhw9eCSueTVtPPUHB0?fbclid=IwAR2_Ip3erYlfV-4B5YVu2IJhn2gioPn0qb4wenZx8OlImWZvq5Sd0XMBO7I
The ADA 30th Anniversary planning committee is pleased to announce a virtual event on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute, online event will feature informative presentations, artistic performances, and more.
ASL and CART services will be provided for this event. Portions will be audio described. To request additional accommodations, contact Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 19, 2020.
If you have difficulty accessing the online registration, please email us at Accessibility.email@example.com with your contact information and use “October ADA event” in your subject line.
Scheduled to appear:
Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation andRachel Weisberg,Staff Attorney, both from Equip for Equality present: 30 Years of Employment Rights & The ADA:
Where We’ve Been; Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Over the past three decades, courts have decided many landmark ADA cases that have forever changed the landscape for people with disabilities. This webinar will review pivotal historical ADA decisions, analyze the current state of the law, and consider what we might see in the future, including as new issues arise, such as COVID-19. Don’t miss what is sure to be a thought-provoking celebration!
Special guest performers:
Disabled artist/dance/choreographer Alice Sheppard. Kinetic Light, founded in 2016 by Sheppard, is a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology. The event will feature a piece from DESCENT. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, the work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. For more info: https://kineticlight.org/
Rapper, disability advocate, and community leader Dupree Edwards. A musician and Teaching Artist Program Support Assistant at Upstream Arts, Edwards brings a powerful, personal message to his music.
The event will feature emcee Vincent Peterson, a Metropolitan State University student pursuing a degree in computer science.
A big thank you to our sponsors and to Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State for their technical support in hosting this virtual event. A list of Committee Celebration Hosts is listed on ADA30MN.com.