Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC monuments including Capitol Building
This July 25-31, MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall will join Americans with disabilities and allies in our nation's capital to attend or present at events commemorating the passage of this landmark law.
July 25, 2015 - July 31, 2015

In the D.C. area? Come join in on the festivities! Click on an event title for more detailed information.

2015 Annual Conference on Independent Living and Gala

Hosted by the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the conference will draw individuals of all ages and disabilities to Washington, D.C. under its theme, "Generation ADA: Rise Up!" The event will kick off with an evening celebration, one of the largest ADA Anniversary events in the United States and culminate with an organized march and rally on the U.S. Capitol.

Beijing's Lost Platform: Gender and Disability

This half-day event, hosted by the Society for International Development, recognizes the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Women's Conference. The focus of this session is the progress made since 1995 and the challenges and opportunities moving forward. Susan Sygall will join a panel with other prominent disability rights advocates, including Judy Heumann, to provide insights.

Disability Film Festival at the Smithsonian

The museum screens three documentary films made by or about people with disabilities. Following each film, a curator moderates a lively conversation among the audience members, directors, historians, or others connected to the production.

25/40 Celebration: Exhibition: ADA 25th Anniversary - Championing Disability Rights

The contributions of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, one of the chief sponsors of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are chronicled in this exhibit.

Event location: 

Washington, D.C.