Disability Activism and the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

A Shared Space to challenge common representations of disability by examining Underrepresented, Emerging, and Global Perspectives

March 5, 2015 at 4pm Online and at PCC in Sylvania CC 260

“Nothing about us without us” has become a rallying cry within the disability rights movement. In this session, we will explore efforts to get laws passed as well as the real world impact those efforts can have.


The It’s Our Story Project

The It’s Our Story Project provides hundreds of videos arranged into playlists – voices of the people who were there, to tell it like it was. There are videos from leaders like Fred Fay and commentary from parents and protesters who were motivated by individuals such as Ed Roberts and Wade Blank.

Lives Worth Living from Independent Lens

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Article on the History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Documentary on Section 504

Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Speaking on the Role of the ADA in her own life

Summary of Resolution Agreements and Lawsuits 


The ADA Legacy Tour – Road to Freedom Tour

The 2007 Road to Freedom tour was in support of the 2008 Amendments Act and featured the Disability History Exhibit, we are excited to have the history exhibit in our region over the next few months.


Join in person at Portland Community College Sylvania campus in room CC 260 or join online.