ADA Anniversary Celebration on July 25 Features Fascinating Speakers and Wonderful Entertainment
Free Event is Open to the Public
Friday July 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Elmer L. Andersen Building (DHS)
540 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN
Rooms 2370 & 2380
MINNEAPOLIS – Twenty four years ago, people with disabilities officially gained the same rights and freedoms as other U.S. citizens when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Minnesota will commemorate this landmark legislation with a statewide ADA 24th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Elmer L. Andersen Building (DHS) at 540 Cedar Street in St. Paul, rooms 2370 & 2380. The event is free and open to the public.
The program will feature local speakers and entertainers, including: Darlene Zangara, the new Director of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan Implementation Office; Rose Hollermann, 2012 Paralympic Games participant and other international competitions in wheelchair basketball; Leslye Orr, St. Paul writer and storyteller and Tony Wentersdorf & Mary Parker, Twin Cities-area musicians. Light refreshments will be provided by Byerly’s Roseville.
Accommodations for people with disabilities include ASL services; CART services; and audio description. Those who need other disability related accommodations must make their request by July 21 by contacting Cindy Tarshish at email@example.com or call (651) 603-2015 (Twin Cities) (888) 630-9793 (Toll-Free). Additional questions may be directed to the contact information listed above.
Event sponsors are the following: University of Minnesota Disability Services, ADA Minnesota, VSA Minnesota, Access Press, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Service, Department of Human Services, State Services for the Blind, Minnesota State Council on Disability, Disability Viewpoints, and the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living,
The event is free and no registration is required.
For further information
Contact: Cindy Tarshish
Phone: 888-630-9793 Toll-Free