Disability rights march and rally Twenty-seven years ago this month, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed. Join Minnesotans and their allies at a march and rally to celebrate the anniversary.
Events are planned for Wednesday, July 26 in St. Paul. Events are free and open to the public.
At 1 p.m., gather at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. Marchers will meet at the education wing and at 1:30 p.m. will heads to the capitol. At 2:30 p.m. the group will assemble for a rally and program in the capitol rotunda. That event will continue until 4 p.m.
The day’s events will feature ASL interpretation, audio descriptions and open captioning. Deadline to request accommodations has passed. Call Cindy Tarshish at ADA Minnesota with questions, at 651-603-2015 or email [email protected].
Performers include the band Workin’ Dogs, whose music promotes human dignity and equal civil rights for all, and young Ant (Antyenette Walker), the first blind female rapper in the U.S. Kristen Jorenby, director of accessibility resources at Metropolitan State University, is master of ceremonies. Speakers will include Sen. Foung Hawj (DFL – St. Paul), Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis), Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsay and Access Press Executive Director/Editor Tim Benjamin.
The event is a collaboration of many disability organizations. Check websites for more details, including www.disability.state.mn.us/ada