ADA 31st Anniversary
This year marks 31 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush and has helped increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in our nation’s workplaces and communities.
Celebrate the 31st Anniversary with the Library. Encounters of Risk: People with Disabilities and the Police
Wednesday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
You are invited to join a discussion with disability justice advocates, Lydia X. Z. Brown and Dustin Gibson to learn about the prevalence of police violence towards people with disabilities, especially those of color. Explore why and how people with disabilities can be more targeted and what people can do to help mitigate it. Additionally, Dustin will also talk about the film he co-created "We Can't Breathe: The Deaf and Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project" and Lydia will provide a better insight into the law and disability rights.
Virtual ASL Story Time
Tuesday, July 13 at 2 p.m.
Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.” Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.
Demystifying Disability with Emily Ladau
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Center for Accessibility in conversation with writer and activist Emily Ladau, author of the new book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally.
Access This: Crip CampDC Public Library Podcast
DC Public Library Podcast
Tuesday, July 20 (Listen Anytime)
As part of a month-long celebration of the ADA, Jenny chats with the makers of the Oscar-nominated Documentary Crip Camp, Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, along with activist and author Judy Heumann. A full transcript is available with the episode.
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