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ADA 30th Anniversary and National Disability Employment Awareness

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ADA anniversary

The ADA 30th Anniversary virtual event celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute event features informative presentations, artistic performances, and more. 

ASL and CART services will be provided for this event. Portions will be audio described. To request additional accommodations, contact by Oct. 19.

Register in advance. If you have difficulty accessing the online registration, email with your contact information and use “October ADA event” in the subject line. 

More information and updates can be found at or our Facebook page,

Featured presenters:

Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation and Rachel Weisberg, Staff Attorney, both from Equip for Equality present: 30 Years of Employment Rights & The ADA:
Where We’ve Been; Where We Are and Where We’re Going


Over the past three decades, courts have decided many landmark ADA cases that have forever changed the landscape for people with disabilities. This webinar will review pivotal historical ADA decisions, analyze the current state of the law, and consider what we might see in the future, including as new issues arise, such as COVID-19. Don’t miss what is sure to be a thought-provoking celebration! Kevin Lindsey, CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center and Senator Tom Harkin (retired).

Special guest performers:

Disabled artist/dance/choreographer Alice Sheppard. Kinetic Light, founded in 2016 by Sheppard, is a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology. The event will feature a piece from DESCENT. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, the work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. For more info:

Rapper, disability advocate, and community leader Dupree Edwards. A musician and Teaching Artist Program Support Assistant at Upstream Arts, Edwards brings a powerful, personal message to his music.

The event will feature emcee Vincent Peterson, a Metropolitan State University student pursuing a degree in computer science.

More details and an event agenda coming soon to and our Facebook page. Stay in touch for updates!

Metropolitan State University is proud to be hosting this event with technical support from Saint Cloud State University. A list of all the Committee Celebration Hosts is listed on


Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.