Oregon's ADA 31st Anniversary

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 to Tuesday, July 27, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom webinar on accessibility topics each Tuesday in July

Please celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Oregon! Hosted by the Oregon Disabilities Commission and the Northwest ADA Center, a free, weekly Lunch and Learn session will be held virtually to allow more Oregonians to have access to this important information. The series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) every Tuesday in July, starting July 6.

The following are details on how to join the webinar series along with the session topics.




Series subjects and schedule

Tuesday, July 6 - History of the ADA & Section 504

Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist

Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community. Her memoir, “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” chronicles her fights to gain rights for people with disabilities, including her work on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She is also featured in the film “Crip Camp,” which shares the story of teens at camp in the 1970s and how they helped sparked the disability civil rights movement.


Tuesday, July 13 - Behavioral Health

Russell Lehmann, award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, and poet; Jim Davis, ODC Chair; & Randy Samuelson, ODC Commissioner & HASL Director


Tuesday, July 20 - Equity: Intersectionality, Social Construction of Disabilities, & Disability Justice

Erin Taylor, Oregon Office on Disability & Health; Sabine Rear, NW ADA Center; Missy Elliott, OEMS; & Nicole Burdsall, APD


Tuesday, July 27 - Inclusive Emergency Planning & COVID-19 Equity

Rebecca Bolante, Bolante.NET Director; Mandie Pritchard, Bolante.NET; Glenna Hayes, UCP Connections; & Tom Stenson, Disability Rights Oregon


These sessions will be accessible to people with disabilities. Captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. For questions about accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact OregonDisabilities.Commission@dhsoha.state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meetings.


To learn more about the Oregon Disabilities Commission, including membership and public participation, please contact us at OregonDisabilities.Commission@dhsoha.state.or.us or visit us online.

We hope you will make time to join each session!

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