July 26 ADA anniversary celebration theme is ADA – What Does It Stand For?

Commissioner Fritz_2013 ADA eventPortland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spoke to a large gathering at the 2013 ADA Celebration in City Hall. She will be joined by other speakers at the July 26th event this year.

The ADA: What Does It Stand For? is the theme for the 24th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Matt Dishman Community Center on Saturday, July 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. The free event is open to the public and being presented by the City of Portland and its community partners.

A full afternoon of activities for all the family is planned at the center, located at 77 NE Knott St. The event will include live entertainment, an open mic session, interactive activities, multi-ethnic snacks, speakers, including Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, and a birthday cake for the ADA’s big 24th anniversary. Also, Kristi Jamison, a member of the Portland Commission will be an emcee and ASL interpretation will be provided.

The event’s planning committee expects a large turnout to honor the ADA on the anniversary of its 1990 signing into law. Last year’s celebration attracted over 100 persons to City Hall. For further information and updates, visit the Portland Commission on Disability’s website and the Portland Commission on Disability Facebook page.

The Portland Commission on Disability works to fulfill its mission to guide the City in ensuring that it is a more universally accessible city for all. It consists of up to 21 volunteers who have helped form a Model Employer Plan and Online Content Captioning Plan for the City.

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