25th Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is 25 years old this year!
Come & join us downtown Iowa City at the Ped Mall on Sat., July 25th from 11am to 2pm for the 25th Annual Celebration of the ADA. Music, dance, booths, speeches, and more!
Enjoy our wonderful performers: Combined Efforts Choir, Infinity Dance Company, and the Old Post Office Brass Band.
Don't miss the Keynote Speaker, Tara Fall, at 1:30! Tara is the author of "Brainstorming: Functional Lessons from a Dysfunctional Brain." Learn more about Tara at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfXvI11Ocos.
Our other respectable speakers include:
US Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City)
State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City)
Senator Robert Dvorsky (D)
and our very own community members with disabilities
who will share how the ADA has made a difference in their lives.
The ADA, a federal civil rights law, prohibits discrimination against individuals because of a disability. It covers employment, public transportation, public accommodations, and more. Authored by Iowa's former senator, Tom Harkin, the ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. A celebration of the act has been held nearly every summer since then in Iowa City.
Sign language interpreters will be provided.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Jefri Palermo in advance at 319-335-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to our Sponsors!
University of School of Social Work, Wild Bill's Coffeeshop
UIHC Center for Development and Disabilities
University of Iowa Center for Human Rights
Access to Independence
Brain Injury Alliance
Arc of Southeast Iowa
Goodwill of the Heartland
NAMI of Johnson County
National Federation of the Blind
REM of Iowa
City of Iowa City Human Rights Commission
Uptown Bill's/Extend the Dream