Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Hundreds of people filled the North Light Court at City Hall on July 1 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and difference it has made in their life and the lives of so many millions more.  Hosted by the Mayor’s Office on Disability (MOD) and the Community Alliance for Disability Advocates (CADA), attendees were greeted by Mayor Ed Lee, City Administrator Naomi Kelly, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.  Nina G acting as Mistress of Ceremonies  invited speakers to recount the history of the ADA movement, with strong roots in San Francisco and honored three long time advocates with special Disability Champion Awards – Donna Calame, Steve Crabiel and Herb Levine.  Inspiring words by Supervisor Eric Mar and performances by Access SFUSD help cap the program with energy and the enthusiasm that carried over for the rest of the event.  You can view a replay of the event on SFGovTV and enjoy a few pictures below.  You can see more if you go to the Keep Us Connected Campaign on Facebook.  Kudos to Carla Johnson, the MOD staff and the rest of the team that helped create such a memorable event.

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