June 01, 2015

THE ACCESS LIVING “LEAD ON!” GALA

ACCESS LIVING OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

Join Access Living and Honorees President Bill Clinton and Shirley Welsh Ryan on June 1 as they celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Access Living’s 35th Anniversary.

June 05, 2015

ACCESS FOR ALL PREVIEW

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum is hosting an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The public is invited to a special free exhibition preview from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

June 06, 2015 - April 10, 2016

ACCESS FOR ALL: TOM OLIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.

June 09, 2015 - June 10, 2015

PROMOTING HEALTH & SAFETY FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES CONFERENCE

ILLINOIS ERC

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 this year! This conference will explore its impact in the workplace.

June 12, 2015

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present a performer with a disability as part of the 2015 Blues Festival. Clarence Carter will play from 7:05-8:05pm, on the Petrillo Stage at the Blues Festival.

June 13, 2015

STARS IN OUR EYES

REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL hosted by BACKBONES

Walk the Red Carpet and Experience a Spectacular Night of: Film Trailers & Popcorn; Live Custom Screen Printing; Silent Auction & Raffles; Light Appetizers + Drink and More!

June 16, 2015

THE ADA AT 25: WHAT’S THE NEWS?

COMMUNITY MEDIA WORKSHOP & ADA 25 CHICAGO

If you are in TV, radio, newspapers, online news outlets—if you are a student or community activist who covers issues—this is one-stop shopping to better understand the Americans with Disabilities Act on its 25th anniversary.

June 24, 2015

SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR THE LEGAL COMMUNITY WITH SENATOR TOM HARKIN

By invitation only:

Please join us for cocktails and conversation as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with original co-sponsor Senator Tom Harkin (ret., D – IA).

June 24, 2015

The ADA AT 25: PROMISE, PROGRESS, OPPORTUNITY

CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO

Former Senator Tom Harkin will speak at the City Club of Chicago for a public policy luncheon discussing the 25th anniversary of the ADA.

June 29, 2015

PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP

GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION

A Presentation and workshop at Dominican University to the 3rd year Golden Apple Scholars