CITY COMMITTEE HOSTING
ANNUAL ADA ANNIVERSARY PICNIC JULY 26
Disability Awareness & Accessibility Committee event
will include entertainment, vendors, food, speakers
RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee will host the annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Picnic Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Street Square.
The picnic is open to the public and will include entertainment from Andreia Gayle, vendors of products and services for people with disabilities, free food and a proclamation from Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender.
“The annual ADA picnic is a great way for people with disabilities to network with others on issues, available services and products and to share perspectives,” said Committee Chair Steve Massopust. “It’s also an opportunity to share with the public how important the ADA law is, not just for people with disabilities but for the entire community.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, communications and all public and private places open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
(CITY PHOTO: This statue of the late Scotty Backens resides in Memorial Park. Scotty was a long-time member of the City's disability awareness and accessibility committee.)