The ADA 25th Celebration and Rally: Looking to our Past to See our Future

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Westlake Park/Center, Seattle, WA
Description: 

This July 26th, will be the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Washington State will be celebrating with a rally on July 22nd, which will include a multitude of speakers, musicians, and leaders from the disability community.

Who will be at the event?

Confirmed Speakers:

·         Senator Cyrus Habib

·         Stuart Pixley (Community activist)

·         Senator Patty Murray- Video

Tentative Speakers:

·         Governor Inslee Representative

·         Mayor Ed Murray

·         3 to 5 community advocates representing the work that lead to the signing of the ADA, the positive impact 20+ years after, and a focus on where we need to still work together for change.

·         Various musical artists and “people moments”

·         Numerous “shout outs” to organizations in the crowd to cheer their efforts

“Day-Of” planning details will include:

·         Transportation options for various modes of travel

·         Drop off and pick up locations

·         Day of agenda and speaker and entertainment  program

·         Information on accommodation solutions being provided for this event

·         Other ADA events  planned by organizations around the state

·         And much …..much ……more.

Steering Committee:

Washington State Rehabilitation Council (WSRC)

Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC)

Northwest ADA Center

Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities-City of Seattle

Department of Services for the Blind

City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights

Alliance for People with disabilities

ARC of Washington

Washington Business Leadership Network (WaBLN)

Northwest Paralyzed Veterans Association

Contact information:

Mark Adreon – mark.adreon@dsb.wa.gov, 206.906.5502

Teesha Kirschbaum – kirsctr@dshs.wa.gov, 360.725.3690

Brooke Searight – searibj@dshs.wa.gov, 360.725.3692

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