Friday, July 2, 2010

Good News Friday!

“Every man, woman, and child with a disability now can pass through the once closed doors into a bright new era of freedom, independence, and equality.”
President George H.W. Bush, July 26, 1990
July 26, 2010, marks the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is the landmark legislation for people with disabilities that has laid a foundation of equality and rights for all people with disabilities. Thanks to the ADA, many people with disabilities have access to businesses of all types, access to public and private transportation, access to education and employment, access to telecommunication and media, and access to basic rights such as voting.

The Center for People With Disabilities, Special Transit, Imagine!, and Employment Link are celebrating the successes and advancements made in the last 20 years while preparing to meet the challenges that remain for ensuring full inclusion for all people with disabilities.

Events on the 26th include:

Rally for Equality
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Boulder Pearl Street Mall, in front of the Courthouse.
Get re-energized and empowered as speakers from the disability community, past and present politicos, and others fire up the crowd with speeches about what the ADA means to all of us, and how we must continue to reaffirm our commitment to the ADA! Make and bring a sign supporting disability rights.

Awards Celebration
4 p.m.

Center for People With Disabilities, 1675 Range St., Boulder.
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, music and an awards presentation honoring individuals and businesses that have been instrumental in ensuring equality for people with disabilities in Boulder County. Free and open to the public.

Please join us in this celebration!

1 comment:

  1. If you haven't yet seen Music Within, you may want to check it out. It's a great story about, well, one Richard Pimentel. Quality flick.