Celebrating the ADA: The Promise and Realities of Disability Rights

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
9:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT

Location of Event (Web or City, State): 

Boston, MA


This event will celebrate the achievements of the Americans with Disabilities Act since the Act was first signed by President H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Boston’s distinguished disability leaders, activists, and guests will reflect on disability rights progress and the future of disability rights in today’s global community. American Marshall Memorial Fellows Gary C. Norman, Esq. L.L.M. (MMF ‘08) and Kerry Thompson, Ed.M. (MMF ‘14) from the German Marshall Fund of the United States will co-host an event to celebrate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These two Trans-Atlantic leaders with disabilities will co-host a stimulating dialogue process in honor of the ADA anniversary and its relationship to related international protections. Their friend, who will serve as an in-kind sponsor, Debra Hamilton, Esq., will be the lead Master of Ceremony and be a co-facilitator; showing the power of partnership among those with and without disabilities. Held in a coffee conversation format, the dialogue will particularly explore the arts, advocacy, and healthcare. • Join us for a light breakfast at 9:30 am • Program runs 10:00 am – 12:30pm on July 26, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, West Room, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111. We look forward to welcoming you. ASL interpretation and CART will be provided. Let us know if you require accommodations.

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Registration Requirement: 


Registration Deadline Date: 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

German Marshall Fund of the U.S., The NonProfit Center of Boston, Hamilton Law and Mediation, Mid-Atlantic Lyceum


  • Business
  • People with Disabilities
  • State and Local Government


  • ADA Anniversary