ADA 30th Anniversary Virtual Event

Event Date: 
July 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to July 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

The City of Los Angeles Department on Disability and the ADA 30 Planning Committee invite you to join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA in the first of two virtual events scheduled.

July 17, 2020 - Advancing Inclusion. Protecting Our Rights: Los Angeles Pre- and Post- ADA

Opening Remarks

Accessible Los Angeles: Reflection During the 30th Anniversary of the ADA with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Topics and Panelists:

  • Topic 1: Life and Rights Before the ADA with Jan Garrett, Program Manager of the Pacific ADA Center
  • Topic 2: LA's Advocacy and Activism: Fighting for Inclusion with Diane Coleman, President, CEO, Not Dead Yet
  • Topic 3: How Did We Get Here?  Mayor Bradley Embraces Disability and Access with Norma Jean Vescovo, Founder, Independent Living Center of Southern California
  • Topic 4: Tribute to our Pioneers with Lillibeth Navarro, Executive Director, Communities Actively Living Independent and Free
  • Topic 5: Rights in Need of Defense Now with Jordan Kough, Executive Director of Disability Rights Legal Center
  • Topic 6: Disability and Access in the Time of COVID-19 with Branden Butler, Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

YouTube Recording with Opened Captions

Advancing Inclusion. Protecting Our Rights: Los Angeles Pre- and Post- ADA (Opened Captions)


July 24, 2020 Amplifying Our Voices: The Future of Disabiilty Rights and Inclusion

Topics and Panelists:

  • Topic 1: The Nexu of Physical Therapy, Engineering, and Kinesiology with Samuel Landsberger, Sc.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology, California State University, Los Angeles and Connie Wong P.T., M.A., Director, The Mobility Center, Professor of Kinesiology, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Topic 2: Inclusive Communication Through Technology with Christopher Patnoe, Head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion, Google

  • Topic 3: Youth Leadership Development: Building Our Future with Hector Ochoa, Director of Public Policy, Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living and Rosemary McDonnell-Horita, Youth Transition Coordinator, Atlantis Community, Denver, CO & Crip Camp, Assistant Camp Director

  • Topic 4: Disability, Intersectionality, and Activism with Hector Ramirez, Boardmember, Disability Rights California and Tatiana Lee, Actor, Model, Hollywood Inclusion Associate, RespectAbility

  • Topic 5: Future Vision: Disability Representation in Film, Stage and TV with Nancy Becker Kennedy, Comedian, Playwright, Stage and Television Actress

  • Topic 6: Public Transportation, Accessibility, and Community with Armando Roman, Accessibility Program Manager, Office of Civil Rights, LA Metro and Benjamin Alcazar,  Director of Accessibility, LA Metro

YouTube Recording with Opened Captions

Amplifying Our Voices: The Future of Disability Rights and Inclusion (Opened Captions)

Event Location: 
United States
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