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.email@example.com by Monday, October 19, 2020.
If you have difficulty accessing the online registration, please email us at Accessibility.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.