Jul. 21, 2020

Houston Celebrates the American With Disabilty Act[ADA] 30th Anniversary

 
The City of Houston’s 12th Annual Disability Unity & Pride Celebration, a gathering for empowerment, advocacy, solidarity and fellowship for people with disabilities, advocates and friends will take place Sunday, July 26, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm virtually. Organized by the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) the 2020 event will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year’s theme, “Generation ADA: Paving the Road for the Next 30 Years” illustrates the pride, togetherness and artistic talents of Houston’s disability community. 
 
Event Details
 
Where: Virtual Event
Live streamed on Facebook or Zoom
 
When: July 26, 2020 2:00-3:30 PM CST
 
The celebration will feature a welcome from Mayor Sylvester Turner, remarks from Lex Frieden, one of the original authors of the ADA, and performances from several artists with disabilities.  
 
For general information and accommodation requests, please contact MOPD at mopdmail@houstontx.gov or 832.394.0814.
 
 
About ReelAbilities Houston
 
The ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival is a free, citywide event that uses the arts as a vehicle to promote inclusion and celebrate the lives, stories and talents of people with disabilities, annually produced by the JFS Alexander Institute for Inclusion in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, uses the arts as a vehicle to promote inclusion and celebrate the lives, stories and talents of people with disabilities, making an impact that lasts far beyond the Festival.