25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to be celebrated at GSU

Jozsef Papp

The Georgia Southern Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that was passed in 1990.

The ADA is a law that prevents the discrimination against people with various disabilities. In honor of the anniversary, the SDRC will host activities during the week to raise ADA awareness around campus.

There are three events planed to celebrate the anniversary from April 14 through April 20. On April 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., an ADA Pledge Signing will take place in the Russell Union. The event will give students the opportunity to sign a card to pledge their support of the ADA.

On April 16, the SDRC will host keynote speaker Pamela Williamson for a “Growing up with the ADA” presentation in the College of Education Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Williamson is a Georgia Southern alumna and director of the Southeast ADA Center.

Finally on April 20, the SDRC will present “Lives Worth Living”, a documentary about the ADA in the Russell Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. The film focuses on the disability rights movement as a social empowerment movement.