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Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

When: Thursday, July 23, 6 PM
Where: Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is hosting a celebration of 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 23. The event includes a video by TPT, followed by a panel of disability advocates reflecting on the past and looking to the future. Celebration and reception at 6 PM; program at 6:30.

Admission: Free. Reservations requested.

For more information:
952-563-4994, TTY 952-563-4933

Celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Family Day Celebration at the Minnesota History Center

When: Sunday, July 26th, Noon to 4 PM
Where: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

ADA community celebrates 25 years logoThe Minnesota Department of Human Rights is proud to be a partner of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration and Family Day hosted by the Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD). The celebration is taking place this Sunday, July 26 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Everyone is invited to the party from noon until 4:00 p.m

Admission is FREE and activities include:

• Live entertainment (including dance, magic, and all kinds of music)
• An open mic so you can tell your story
• Interactive arts activities
• Light refreshments served
• BBQ lunch available for purchase
• Reasonable accommodations provided
• FREE parking and shuttle service

A portion of TPT's upcoming documentary, The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in MN, will be premiered. This celebration will be fun for the whole family. We invite you to join us for this fun-filled day!

For more information:

Stay Restless: A Community Gathering on the Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later

When: Thursday, August 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Harrison Neighborhood Association, 503 North Irving Avenue, Minneapolis

This August marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While there is much to celebrate, Americans still face many barriers to voting. Join us at the Harrison Neighborhood Association in North Minneapolis on August 6 to discuss today’s struggle to expand voter rights and talk about injustices in the voting system. Together we can energize our communities to get involved and VOTE.

Come for an evening of learning, storytelling, and  performance art, and an opportunity to get involved with dozens of nonprofit, faith, business, and community partners at the event. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP for this event.