ADA 30 Events

July 26, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act! We have come a long way in terms of rights and access, and we have a long way still to fight. Please join us at some of these exciting events to celebrate #ADA30.

  • Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century – Online Book Launch. July 25th, 2020. 4-5:15 pm PT. Join us for this webinar featuring a discussion and readings by the editor Alice Wong and contributors to the book from the Bay Area. 10 lucky participants will receive a free copy! Contributors who will be featured on the panel include: Patty BerneHaben GirmaAriel HenleyLateef McLeod, and s.e. smith, moderated by Yomi Wrong. 10 lucky participants will win a free copy of Disability Visibility. ASL/captioning provided. Register: Webinar co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.
  • ADA for the Next Generation: Wednesday, July 29th, 10 am – 2 pm. This virtual event will be a celebration and policy forum to commemorate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We’ll have a dynamic panel of speakers that will help us explore our history and accomplishments, as well as examining the work that lies ahead for our community as we work toward full access for everyone. We will also have a performance portion of the program where we will showcase some incredible talents in our community. This event will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube Live via the Disability Action Coalition. Click this link to register! Questions? Email
  • SDA Watch Party: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. July 30th, 2020. 5-7pm PT. The new film focuses on campers who turned themselves into activists for the disability rights movement and fought for accessibility legislation. Register here so that we can send you the zoom info!
  • #ADA30InColor: July 26th, 4 pm PT, online. Join us for a panel, moderated by Andraéa LaVant. #ADA30InColor is a series of essays by disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice. Co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project, SF Public Library and Longmore Institute on Disability at SFSU. ASL and live captioning will be provided.
  • San Francisco City Hall will be lit up in blue and white on July 26 to honor the ADA!
  • Our Disability Book Series will continue to highlight disabled authors throughout the year, not just in July – find and register for all the events here.
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