Lives Worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ILR Conference Center, 329

The Cornell University Disability Colleague Network Group presents “Lives Worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights”

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Celebrations of the July 26, 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H. Bush will take place across the nation during the week of July 21-27, 2014.  The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities.

In celebration of the 24th anniversary, the Cornell University Disability Colleague Network Group presents “Lives Worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights” followed by a discussion facilitated by Erin Sember-Chase, EDI, Cornell University.  This is a 1 hour historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement (DRM), as narrated by several leaders within the movement.  It reflects the essence of the events and individuals involved with the history of the DRM very well and is presented in a way that can be enjoyable and educational to any viewer, regardless of one’s level of preexisting knowledge on this topic.

Afternoon refreshments will be available.

 

The Cornell University Disability Colleague Network Group is a university-sponsored employee resource group. Our mission is to raise awareness, serve as an educational resource, provide support, and offer peer mentorship for those working with short-term or long-term disabilities - their supervisors, colleagues, allies, and other supporters. Through both disseminating disability-related information and resources via various campus communication mechanisms, and networking opportunities, we hope to increase the work/life balance, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff with disabilities.

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Ceremony/Observance, Film, Networking, Presentation

Departments

Office of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

Website

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID...

Contact E-Mail

cpj25@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Cassandre Pierre Joseph

Contact Phone

607-255-6783

Speaker

Erin Sember-Chase

Speaker Affiliation

Employment & Disability Institute

Disability Access Information

Contact (607) 255-6783

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