Today marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1980. Signed by President George H.W. Bush, the law brought civil rights and protections to not only people with disabilities, but everyone, in the workplace, schools, and communities.
Last week, I had the opportunity to see the ADA Legacy Tour, a cross-country interactive exhibit promoting disability rights as civil rights, when it stopped in Detroit’s Eastern Market.
It was a day of celebration filled with workshops, talks, a Wild Swan Theater performance, mural painting, Zumba, and the opportunity to learn about resources from Michigan disability advocacy groups.
One of my favorite activities at ADA Detroit was the beautiful floor mural created by people attending the event.
I saw people and children using painting wheelchairs and adaptive art tools created by Zotz Artz to paint the colorful vibrant mural on the floor of Shed 3 at Eastern Market.
Here’s more photos from the celebration: