Join us on October 28 for The ADA at 25: Minnesota Moving Forward
MSCOD, the Minnesota Business Leadership Network (MNBLN) and the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association (MNSCIA) have partnered to host The ADA at 25: Minnesota Moving Forward on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The event includes:
- MNBLN Presents: Career Fair with Private and Public Employers, including Resumé Review and Mock Interviews
- MNSCIA Presents: Resource Vendor Fair with Private and Public Resource Organizations
- Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) Breakout Sessions
- 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration Recap
- Artists & Performers with Disabilities
- tpt Live broadcast statewide Brown Bag Lunch featuring Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Minnesota Policy Makers, Minnesota Employers, Minnesota Job Seekers and Employees.
- Statewide Employment Dialogue
- Q&A with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Featured Employers
Lunch and reasonable accommodations provided.
- October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” Learn more at the Office of Disability Employment Policy website.
- MSCOD supports the VSA Minnesota event, “Minnesota Arts Access Chautauqua.” Please consider attending this fine event on Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 2015 at the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis.
- Metropolitan Center for Independent Living’s annual event is coming up on October 6 and features Paralympic Athlete and MN native Chuck Aoki as keynote speaker!
About the ADA 25th Anniversary Legacy Project
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 years old on July 26, 2015. The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) continues to celebrate this historic day.
The MSCOD ADA 25 year Anniversary Legacy Project seeks to preserve and raise awareness of Minnesota’s role in the development of the ADA as well as celebrate Minnesota’s disability cultures in tandem with the 25 year anniversary of the passage of the ADA.
MSCOD’s Legacy Funds are administered by the Minnesota Humanities Center.
The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.