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Culver City To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

 

This July marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark legislation was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and ushered in civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities.

The ADA assured equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, government programs and services, and telecommunications.

The Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services and the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) will present a unique celebration on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 pm. The event will begin with a dance performance titled "Dancing through Parkinson's" by Invertigo Dance Theatre. Invertigo is a Los Angeles based group and offers weekly classes at Culver-Palms YMCA.

Attendees will then learn about the experiences of five people, who over a two-year period, share personal stories of hopes, trials and tribulations in dealing with young onset Parkinson's Disease in the short documentary film "Case for a Cure."

Following the screening, guests will have an opportunity to hear from and interact with a panel of expert speakers, including local filmmaker and DAC member Barbara Effros-Schwartz, and representatives from the Parkinson's Action Network and the UCLA Department of Neurology.

The event will also feature resource tables from local health and disability organizations, free appetizers and beverages, and a special ADA25 giveaway item.

The public is invited to attend free of charge. The event will take place at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Avenue. Plentiful free parking is available.

 

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