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.
Please join Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services and the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) on Sunday, June 14 for a unique celebration. 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 public is invited to attend free of charge on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Culver City Senior Center, located at 4095 Overland Avenue. Plentiful free parking is available.
The event will also feature resource tables from local health and disability organizations, free appetizers and beverages, and a special ADA25 giveaway item.