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October 29

Talk

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THE ADA AT 30: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

4PM – 5:30PM
Register to join us online at deptsec.ku.edu/~hr/forms/form/49

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President Bush on July 26, 1990, was intended to ensure equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. From Judith Heumann’s days as a camp counselor at Camp Jened to her days of leadership in the 504 Sit-in, her work has served as an impetus for action and change. Join Heumann in a conversation with Wesley Hamilton, a Kansas City father, founder of the philanthropic organization Disabled But Not Really, and a featured subject of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” about life before the passage of the ADA, the impact of the ADA over the past thirty years, current disability rights issues, and what the future holds for the ADA and disability rights. This program is part of KU’s 30th anniversary celebration of the ADA. For details, visit https://accessibility.ku.edu/judith-heumann-2020.

Sponsored By: KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, Spencer Museum of Art, and partner units and organizations across campus and the community