The ADA Legacy Project Declares #ADA25Week, in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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As the nation ramps up for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and in the spirit of this groundbreaking legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability for 56 million Americans, July 20-27 is officially ADA25 Week.

#ADA25Week

We declare this to be #ADA24 Week!"

In the spirit of this groundbreaking legislation, we declare July 20th-July 27th officially ADA25 Week. There will be a number of amazing events happening all over the country, following are a few more:

7/20: ADA25 Reception with President Obama 3:15 PM EST, VSA 40th Anniversary: Championing the Arts (Washington, DC), The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Presents: ADA Zoo Day (Toledo, OH)

7/21: ADA Legacy Tour Stop (Detroit, MI), The 25th Anniversary ADA Celebration Chicago, Criminal Justice Reform and ADA25 (Washington, DC), Stories Told in American Sign Language (Washington, DC)

7/22: ADA: A HR Perspective for Libraries (Burr Ridge, IL), ADA25 Celebration on Boston Common (Boston, MA)

7/23: ADA Legacy Tour Stop (Columbus, OH), 25th Anniversary of the ADA: A Look at Key Cases (Chicago, IL), Come Alive with ADA 25 (Pasadena, CA), NCD Quarterly Meeting (Washington, DC)

7/24: Focus Forward (Washington, DC), 25/40 at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), ADA 25 Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington, DC), NCD Quarterly Meeting (Washington, DC), Advancing Equal AccessHosted by the U.S. Department of Education (Secretary Arne Duncan/10:25 A.M.) (Washington, DC), Smithsonian - Latinos and the ADA (Washington, DC)

7/25: The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies (Los Angeles, CA), Independence Empowerment Center ADA Celebration (Manassas, VA), ADA 25th Anniversary: Championing Disability Rights (Washington, DC), ADA Legacy Tour Stop (Philadelphia, PA)

7/26: ADA 25th ANNIVERSARY, Maryland Celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA (Baltimore, MD), ADA 25 Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington, DC), ADA Legacy Bus and Disability Right Museum on Wheels (Washington, DC), Inter-Faith ADA Service (Washington, DC)

7/27: ADA Pride Celebration/Gala to Benefit NDLA (Washington, DC), NCIL Rise Up Conference (Washington, DC), Champions of Change (Washington, DC)

7/28: NCIL Capitol Hill March/Roll and Rally (Washington, DC), Congressional Briefing and Reception (Washington, DC)

ALL Week: Across the nation, people with disabilities participate in #ADA25Week by signing the ADA Pledge. Organizations, government and faith-based communities can sign the ADA Proclamation. The goal is 25,000 signatures by the end of ADA25Week.

Consider covering ADA25 through a whole new(s) lens: Historic political milestone: world’s first comprehensive civil rights law; Disability-inclusive diversity: Nothing About Us Without Us; Emerging cultural trend: Disability Power & Pride.

#ADA25 - #ADA25Week - #DisabledLivesMatter - #BecauseoftheADA

About The ADA Legacy Road to Freedom Bus Tour: Produced by The ADA Legacy Project, Disability Rights Center, ADA National Network, the Museum of disABILITY History, and the ADA Legacy Tour. The Tour began in July of 2014. It will enjoy its grand finale in Washington, D.C., on July 26, 2015, exactly 25 years after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The ADA Legacy Bus will have traveled to 33 states by the end of July 26, 2015. The Tour is designed as a wonderful chance to learn more about the disability rights movement, and what the ADA means/has meant for the American experience. Along with building excitement, The ADA Bus brings the work of the great photographer, Tom Olin. For those who are moved to action by this powerful display, we will also provide the opportunity to sign the ADA Pledge as well as other materials and community tools. (http://www.adalegacy.com/ada25/ada-legacy-tour )

About The ADA Legacy Project: The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by preserving the history of the disability rights movement, by celebrating its milestones, and by educating the public and future generations of advocates. (http://www.adalegacy.com/)

About Tom Olin: Tom Olin is the premiere social documentarian of the disability rights movement. He has recorded the movement through photographs for nearly 30 years. His photos have exhibited at the Smithsonian and appeared in the Washington Post and numerous other publications and books.(http://www.adalegacy.com/sponsors/tom-olin)

Email: mark_johnson(at)shepherd(dot)org, caitlin(at)adalegacy(dot)com, Tari(at)EINSOFcommunications(dot)com

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