ADA 30th Anniversary Event
Join Us in Celebrating
30 Years of Progress for All
Monday, July 27, 2020
To be broadcast on TVW from
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
~ A program celebrating the 30-Year Anniversary of the ADA ~
Program will be accessible
Presentations by Governor Inslee & Lt. Governor Habib
Speaking presentations by advocates & community leaders
Historical video footage
Interactive panel discussion
SAVE THE DATE & HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Visit the ADA Celebration Facebook page to share your story. Include these hashtags:
Allies in Advocacy | The Arc of Washington State | Department of Services for the Blind | Developmental Disabilities Council | Disability Inclusion Network | Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | Easter Seals of WA | Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment | Health Care Authority | Office of Financial Management | People First of Washington | Washington State Independent Living Council | Washington State Rehabilitation Council
Now soliciting short video clips from the disability community, as well as veterans with disabilities, for potential inclusion in the final program!
On July 27, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark disability civil rights legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We are planning a 2-hour program and we want to collect video clips to include in the program. We would love for you to share your story with our audience. We are seeking to include all of the faces of the ADA and to reflect the diversity and intersectionality of our varied communities. We encourage people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and the full range of disability identities to consider sharing their stories for this event.
These personal videos will be an essential feature of the celebration program. Your video should be 1 to 2 minutes in length. We can’t promise your video will be used during the program, but we plan to post all videos to the GCDE web site and/or our event Facebook page.
Music by - Jim Meck: We are happy to announce that Washington musician, Jim Meck, will provide entertainment at Washington’s ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration on July 27!
The Pennsylvania native entertains and delights Pacific Northwest audiences with a song list of more than 400 titles in a variety of genres. Recently, local TV featured Jim for his support of his neighborhood during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Jim on King 5's Evening Magazine, and then tune in on July 27 to see Jim and our other speakers!
Speaker - John Evans: A life time Washingtonian, John was raised in Chelan and resides in Woodinville. One of 3 siblings in his family who are deaf, John retired after 30 years of public service with State of Washington where he worked to advance the community awareness, business sector integration, and employment of people with disabilities.
Speaker - Lynnae Ruttledge: Lynnae Ruttledge has committed her career to disability-related public policy with a focus on employment. As a person with a disability since birth, her work has been in the fields of education, independent living, vocational rehabilitation and international exchange. Lynnae is passionate about the development of disability rights leadership in education, in the workplace and in the community.
To learn more about the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and find out other ways to celebrate, you can also check out the following:
ADA Anniversary Tool Kit: ADA 30 – Celebrate. Learn. Share. (webpage from ADAanniversary.org)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAUNCHES YEARLONG CELEBRATION OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY (Press release from the Office of Disability Employment Policy)
VR 100 News and Updates from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - as the 100th Anniversary of the public Vocational Rehabilitation program in the U.S. is also being celebrated this month