31st Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 22nd, 2021, Disability Network Capital Area hosted a celebration in honor of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   The ADA was signed by then President George H.W. Bush and is considered landmark civil rights legislation for people with disabilities in all areas of public life – employment, education, transportation, and equal access in public places.

We were also pleased as this event held another special meaning; it was the first public gathering that we have been able to have since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.  It was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

DNCAP would like to acknowledge our Executive Director Mark Pierce, Board President Norm DeLisle, DJ Ron, our ASL interpreters, Kona Ice, Shove It Pizza, Lansing Fire Department, CATA, all the DNCAP who set up, operated, and cleaned up, and most importantly our guests, for coming out and enjoying the beautiful day with us!

 

We Danced!

Guests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ RonGuests dancing to the beats of DJ Ron

We enjoyed the cool deliciousness of Kona Ice!

Guests in line for Kona IceGuests in line for Kona Ice

Guests in line for Kona IceGuests in line for Kona Ice

Norm and Mark Speak about the history and importance of the ADA!

DNCAP Board President Norm DeLisle speaking to the importance of the ADA with an ASL interpreterExecutive Director Mark Pierce addressing the crowd with an ASL Interpreter

Executive Director Mark Pierce addressing the crowd with an ASL Interpreter and Laurie ParkerExecutive Director Mark Pierce introducing Board President Norm DeLisle with an ASL interpreter

We feasted on fresh, hot pizza from Shove it Pizza!

Guests enjoying their free lunches from Shove It Pizza and Kona IceGuests waiting in line to enjoy some Shove It PizzaGuests enjoying their free lunches from Shove It Pizza and Kona IceGuests enjoying their free lunches from Shove It Pizza and Kona Ice

And don’t forget the games!

Ludie Jones and DJ Ron giving away door prizesLudie Jones and DJ Ron giving away door prizesA guest playing CornholeGuests play games at the kids' area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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