ADA 30th Anniversary Event

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Resources on this page include: Event Flyer | Short Video Solicitation Notice | Speaker Bios | Ways to Learn More


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING

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
 Musical entertainment
 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:

#ThanksToTheADA|#ADA30|#ADA30WA

Event Partners
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 VIDEOS

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.

If you want to share your story as part of Washington’s ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration, please send us a message via Facebook and we will send you all the details.
#ada30WA


SPEAKER BIOS

Speaker Bios:

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.


LEARN MORE

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)

Northwest ADA Center website

ADA National Network’s webpage on the ADA Anniversary

ADA 30th Anniversary | What Can YOU Do?

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)