ADA 30th Anniversary
This year marks 30 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 30th Anniversary with the Library.
Q&A with Crip Camp Filmmakers
Monday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a live Q&A with Crip Camp filmmakers, Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. This documentary film tells the story of Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines.
Virtual Author Talk with Judith Heumann
Monday, July 27 at 5 p.m.
Learn about the disability rights activist who helped shape equal rights, inclusion and representation of people with disabilities. Heumann, who formerly served as the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State under the Obama Administration, will discuss her new book, An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, with Ricardo Thornton, who has worked at the DC Public Library for over 40 years, is a Disability Rights Advocate, Special Olympics Ambassador and survivor of Forest Haven Institution. eBook and audiobook versions of this title are also available on OverDrive.
Virtual Trivia Night
Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Are you a walking encyclopedia? Come play #StayatHomeDCTrivia for your chance to win the crown! Join us on Twitter for a virtual trivia night covering all things ADA history.
Learn more about the fight for equality by downloading eBooks and streaming documentaries with your library card.