ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where do We go Now?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


On July 26th, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA was to provide persons with disabilities Equality of opportunity, Full participation, Independent living, and Economic self-sufficiency. Thirty years down the road what is the state of disability rights in the United States? Join us as our speakers look forward and discuss what needs to be done to further the rights of persons with disabilities and fulfill the goals of the ADA. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to our speakers.

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Timotheus "T.J." Gordon, Jr, Research Assistant, Institute of Disability and Human Development, UIC

Jae Jin Pak, Community Education & Training Coordinator,, Disability and Human Development, UIC

Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog

Maria Town, President and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities