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July 29th INDEx and DAC NW will host the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration in Riverfront Park, Spokane. The event will start at 11am and run through 3pm. You can find us by the fountain!
> There will be a vendor/resource fair with over a dozen booths. We also will have FREE food including quesadillas, churros, shaved ice treats, plus free t-shirts for everyone while supplies last.
> Plan to stay a spell and listen to some vibrant multi-cultural music and entertainment. Inspiring guest speakers including Jerrall Haynes, the new Spokane Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Inclusion Director. Every year we present the Tom McTevia award to someone who has gone above and beyond to remove barriers and make outdoor recreation accessible for everyone. Tom McTevia was an outspoken advocate for accessible communities in the years before his death in 2015. This year the award will be presented to Courageous Kids Climbing, for their work making rock climbing, ice skating, and other activities accessible for kids of all ages to try. They offer free activities throughout Idaho and into Washington state.
> A kid’s area with games and crafts, faceprinting, sidewalk chalk art and more will be set up in the shade. Be sure to check out the informative display about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Independent Living Movement all around the fountain. You just might learn something – AND will be rewarded! There are prizes for answering ADA Trivia throughout the event.
When you arrive be sure and check us out right in front of the fountain. You can receive your free t-shirt, tickets for food from our vendors, great information and help, and sign up for some free raffle prizes. These include gift baskets for picnicking, pet supplies and tea and comfort items.
“Disability is present in every culture, that’s why we want to celebrate the many cultures in our area and how they intersect with disability,” said Mark Leeper, Executive Director of Disability Action Center NW.
25 W Main, 3rd floor Room C-1
Spokane, WA 99201