Have you ever heard of the Gang of 19? Or the Capital Crawl? Did you know that Ugly Laws existed in many cities, the last not being repealed until 1974, that essentially made it illegal for people with certain disabilities to show themselves in public? Have you ever heard of Judy Heumann or the Section 504 Sit-in? Or Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement? Have you ever thought about how all of these events and hundreds of others like it big and small led to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990?
Please join the City of Long Beach's Citizen's Advisory Commission on Disabilities on Thursday, October 7th from 11:00am - 12:30pm for a virtual celebration of the historic contributions of America's Disability Community. We will explore some of the people and events that helped shape the disability movement and the narrative of our American story.
ASL will be provided.
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