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 enjoyed the cool deliciousness of Kona Ice!
Norm and Mark Speak about the history and importance of the ADA!
We feasted on fresh, hot pizza from Shove it Pizza!
And don’t forget the games!