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THE ADA AT 25: WHERE WE ARE NOW
Educating young adults on the past, present and future of the ADA
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will present “”The ADA at 25; Where We Are Now” to its Peer Alliance group who are young adults with epilepsy, most of whom were not born when the ADA was signed into legislation, but who may deal with workplace and other discriminatory situations and may not know the rights afforded to them under the ADA.
3ARTS PANEL PARTICIPATION AT THE SOCIETY OF DISABILITY STUDIES CONFERENCE
3Arts executive director, Esther Grimm, presented on a panel at the Society of Disability Studies conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in a session entitled, “Otherwise Qualified: Professional Development for Artists with Disabilities.”
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE ADA
The Itasca Community Library and Illinois Talking Books Outreach Center will be hosting a mini expo in the library atrium from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m to bring awareness to the organizations in their area that are serving people with disabilities.
MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES
Edward Scissorhands (1990; PG-13, 105 mins)
6:30pm Tuesday July 14, 2015
The film was selected to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act for its imaginative thematic treatment of disability and conformity. Millennium Park presents outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series. Chicagoans and visitors are invited to take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or enjoy the show from the Great Lawn. For the first time ever, this year’s film series will be captioned.
FUTURE LEADERS IN PLANNING (FLIP)
How can planning for an inclusive society help build our region’s resiliency? What can cities do to promote full access to municipal programs, services and physical infrastructure? These are just some of the questions that students in the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program will consider.
ADA 25 CHICAGO HACKATHON
The Motorola Mobility Foundation, along with ADA 25 Chicago, is challenging designers, developers, and entrepreneurs of all skill sets to come together on the anniversary of the ADA to share, collaborate and create a better future for individuals with disabilities in the greater Chicagoland area and beyond.
ROAD TO FREEDOM / ADA BUS
Progress Center for Independent Living will host The ADA Legacy Tour, The Road to Freedom ADA Bus, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On display will be historic photos of the disability civil rights movement taken by Tom Olin, who will be present during the event and will take a group photo. The Road to Freedom ADA Bus features exciting activities that connect participants nationwide. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a historic event and we hope to see you there.
DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE
The parade starts at 11:00am at the staging area at 401 S. Plymouth Court (Plymouth Court and Van Buren, at the rear of the main public library) then continues West on Van Buren to Dearborn Street and turns North onto Dearborn Street before leading into Daley Plaza.
SIBS IN THE CITY
SIBS will have a closed event for its members at the Walnut room both before and after the Disability Pride Parade on July 18. For the parade, SIBS is concentrating on building spectator attendance and will be cheering on the marchers near the end of the route, by Daley Plaza (1 S. Dearborn) starting at 11am.
THE CBLN WELCOMES THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MUSEUM ON WHEELS TO CHICAGO
Please join the Steering Committee of the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network for a reception and special viewing of the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels.
ADA: A HR PERSPECTIVE FOR LIBRARIES
This workshop will discuss the basics of the ADA, including which employees are covered by the Act, when employers must make accommodations under the Act and what are those required accommodations.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA: A LOOK AT KEY CASES
Since the ADA was passed in 1990, many significant cases have been decided by the courts that have shaped how the ADA has been interpreted and implemented. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Equip for Equality and the Illinois ADA Project will take a look back at the most influential ADA cases by first reviewing the facts and ruling of these cases, and then discussing the broader impact the cases have had.