For Immediate Release: 6/25/2015 12:50 pm
Worcester, MA (June 25, 2015) - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 years old this year and we have a lot to celebrate. Join the City of Worcester and area social service agencies, educators, advocates, family and friends for a celebration on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester.
The celebration will showcase local talent and resources and will include entertainment, interactive exhibits and activities, educational resources and food and dance. Center for Living & Working, Inc. and Seven Hills Foundation are the event's lead sponsors.
Enacted in 1990, the ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
"As a city, we pride ourselves on making sure residents of all abilities can participate in every aspect of society. It is important to recognize this important milestone for the ADA, which has improved the lives of many and ensures that all people have the same opportunities, no matter their abilities," said Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.
For more information and updates leading up to the event please visit our ADA Celebration page.