The Americans with Disabilities Act: 30 Years of Moving Forward

Americans with Disabilities Act webchat

Date: Thursday, July 30, 12:00 p.m. EDT (Washington, DC time)
Event page: https://www.Facebook.com/StateDRL
Language: English
If you have any questions, contact: Simon van Steyn

Description:

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA). In honor of this landmark occasion, the U.S. Department of State is hosting an interactive webchat to discuss the importance of the law to the everyday lives of persons with disabilities, and how individuals and organizations advocating for disability rights built a successful movement that created lasting and impactful change.

Panelists, including renowned human rights advocate Judy Heumann and filmmaker Jim LeBrecht, will share how their experiences at Camp Jened, the focus of the award-winning documentary Crip Camp, helped inspire their lifelong commitments to disability rights issues. 

Ask the panelists your questions during the Facebook Live webchat on July 30 at 12:00pm EDT (Washington, DC time). To join the conversation, go to www.facebook.com/StateDRL.  #ADA30 #AccessforAll

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

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