ADA at 25 - Institute Celebrates Along with Thousands Through the Streets of Philadelphia
The Institute on Disabilities joined thousands, including Liberty Resources, the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), The Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities, and the Office of Councilman Dennis O'Brien in celebration of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago. The crowd gathered first at City Hall and then marched through the city of Philadelphia.
Special guests included retired senator, The Honorable Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), primary author of the ADA and former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor, The Honorable Edward Rendell.
News coverage of the event
The Institute Co Executive Directors Celia Feinstein and Amy Goldman, along with other Institute staff members, played an essential role in the day's celebrations.
Left to right: Amy Goldman; Tom Harkin; Celia Feinstein; and Andy Imparato, AUCD Executive Director.
Left to right: Tom Harkin, Ed Rendell, and Celia Feinstein, join a parade participant (front).
Left to right: Amy Goldman; Kristin Ahrens, Institute Policy Director; Shawn Aleong, graduate of the Institute's Academy for Adult Learning program.
From left to right: Tom Harkin; Celia Feinstein; and Dennis O'Brien.
Carrying the celebration banner. Left to right: Colleen Tomko; Amy Goldman; Graham Mulholland, Executive Director, PADDC; Shawn Aleong.
Left to right: Celia Feinstein; Ann Marie White, Institute Deputy Director; and Amy Goldman.