In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of State is hosting an interactive webchat to discuss the importance of the law to the everyday lives of people with disabilities, and how individuals and organizations advocating for disability rights built a successful movement that created lasting and impactful change.
Panelists, including renowned human rights advocate Judy Heumann and filmmaker Jim LeBrecht, will discuss organizing & advocacy and Disability identity, and share how their experiences at Camp Jened - the focus of the award-winning documentary Crip Camp - helped inspire their lifelong commitments to disability rights issues. The discussion will be led by university professor and Paralympian, Anjali Forber-Pratt. Ask the panelists your questions during this Facebook Live webchat on July 30 at 7:00pm Athens time. To join the conversation, go to www.facebook.com/StateDRL. #ADA30 #AccessforAll #CripCamp