For Immediate Release
October 19, 2018
Photos: “Gang of 19: ADA Movement” Documentary Screening with Capital Region Disability Community
TROY, NY – On Wednesday, October 17, Mayor Patrick Madden joined representatives of ADAPT Capital Region, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS (CDPAANYS), the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV), and CDTA for a special screening of the PBS documentary “Gang of 19: ADA Movement” at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street, Troy. The film explored the origins of the disability rights movement and protests against lack of access to public transportation for people with disabilities in Denver, Colorado in the 1970s.
The movie was presented in partnership between ADAPT Capital District and CDPAANYS during the organization’s fall conference in Troy. A panel discussion followed the film with Mayor Madden and members of the Capital Region disability community to discuss the City’s efforts to become a more welcoming, inclusive place for people of all abilities, and how civic engagement has been central to the City’s current work around the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Panelists included: Julie Farrar, ILCHV/ADAPT Capital District; Mayor Patrick Madden; Tanya Pitts, ADA Certification Manager, CDTA; Cliff Perez, Systems Advocate, ILCHV; Denise Figueroa, Executive Director, ILCHV; and Mike Volkman, ADAPT Capital Region
Photos available via Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmu3TS2Q
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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