25th Anniversary of the ADA “Disability Unity Festival” | Civic Center
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Civic Center (SF) | Fulton St and Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Disability Unity Festival celebrates 25 years of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and brings California residents, businesses, and organizations together to celebrate the value of all members of our community – a community that makes California a vibrant, diverse, forward-thinking, and exciting place to live, work, learn, and grow.
Disability Unity Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 11 am to 3 pm
Civic Center Plaza, SF
FREE, but registration is appreciated.
Bring your Disability Pride and find your own creative way to celebrate by decorating wheelchairs and scooters, wearing fun costumes, and creating banners and signs to celebrate who you are.
- DJ Alex Reyes has been providing mobile DJ services in the Bay Area and beyond, in English and Spanish since 2001.
- Nina G is America’s favorite female stuttering stand-up comedian (granted she is the only one). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children’s book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.
- Dream Achievers – Jazz Band comprised of talented musicians with autism, provide music for people of all ages.
- Access Kids – is a dance ensemble from Access SFUSD: The Arc, a community based program for students 18-22 with disabilities in San Francicso. The group will show off their dance skills in celebration of ADA25, while promoting self-determination, and creating awareness of the importance of art in the lives of individuals with disabilities.
At the event, expect more entertainers, guest speakers and surprise performers. Enjoy food and refreshments from some of San Francisco’s local food vendors including Taqueria Angelica’s food truck from Off the Grid.
The ADA has literally changed the landscape of our society, from cities creating sidewalks with curb cuts to purchasing buses with lifts; from movie theaters providing listening devices to computer companies designing systems with screen readers and voice output. More people than ever before are now able to enjoy full, and often independent, participation in the activities of their daily lives.
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