ADA 31 – 2021

July 15, 2021 Sue Rorke

Americans with Disabilities Act

Two ADA Celebrations are planned – a hybrid in Boston and a virtual celebration by MASILC.  Read more about each one.

MASILC – Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council

July 26, 2021 marks 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Help us mark the anniversary of this landmark Civil Rights legislation with a virtual celebration.

JULY 23, 2021 1PM TO 2PM

The Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council and partners invite you to attend a celebration of the signing of the ADA. Featuring:

  • Hosts: Maya Evohr and Cody Rooney
  • Submissions from Art and the ADA
  • ADA Past, Present and Future Interview: Mary Mahon McCauley, M.Ed., L.R.C. Executive Director of Mass Office on Disability and Austin Carr
  • BCIL Panel Discussion – Independent Living and Anti-Racism

ASL and CART have been requested.

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Boston – Reconnecting

Download Mayor Janey’s invitation: Boston ADA 2021.pdf

ADA Day is a yearly celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is held in Boston around the last week of July near the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signing. Each year, we honor a local organization that has made an impact on accessibility or inclusion in Boston. ADA Celebration Day is an event for people of all ages and all abilities to come together and celebrate a milestone in the disability community. 

In person will include food, music, a civic engagement fair, friends, and fun

ADA Day will be held as a hybrid event this year. Along with the in-person event at Copley Square Park, a virtual event will be held on Zoom. Virtual attendees can request an ADA Day t-shirt on the pre-registration form. T-shirts will be mailed after ADA Day. Information on how to connect to the virtual ADA Day event will be posted closer to the event. 

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