Join MSCOD and other disability rights organizations as we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26 in Minneapolis. There will be entertainment, updates on regulations, a motivational speaker and light refreshments.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m
U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Opening performance by Mark Erickson
Mark is an Anishinaabe drummer and storyteller who lives in Minneapolis and who is blind.
Performance by the Ole Olson Onstage Ensemble & Entourage
The group, from VSA Minnesota, will perform “See Me Hear Me — An Attitude toward Accessible Arts.” Performers with and without disabilities include Sam Jasmine, Juliette Silvers, Kaitlyn Mielke, Jon Skaalen and others. It will be ASL-interpreted, audio described and captioned.
Closing performance by Kaitlyn Mielke
Kaitlyn, who is from Victoria, Minnesota, will perform “Defying Gravity” from the musical WICKED in ASL. She served as Miss Deaf Minnesota from 2009-2011 and is a summer intern at VSA Minnesota as part of course work for a Master’s program at the University of Minnesota.
The event is being sponsored by the University of Minnesota Disability Services, ADA Minnesota, VSA Minnesota, ACCESS Press, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, State Services for the Blind, the Minnesota State Council on Disability, and the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living. Sign language interpreters, CART, assistive listening devices and audio descripton will be provided. Other disability related accommodations requests should be made by July 9, 2012. To request an accommodation, or for additional information, please contact Cindy Tarshish with ADA Minnesota at 651-603-2015 or email@example.com