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Phone: 503-823-4433

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ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Events

ADA25 LogoThe City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, Portland Commission on Disability (PCOD), and community partners invite you to a series of events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability and guides employers and businesses on accessibility and reasonable accommodation requirements.


ADA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Monday, June 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | City Hall Atrium, 1221 SW 4th Ave.

Opening Ceremony of the Disability History Exhibit, “Advocating Change Together”

ASL & descriptive interpretation provided.

The exhibit will be on display through July 8, 2015. To view it online, please visit:

For details, contact Tatiana Elejalde, Disability Equity Program Coordinator, at 503-823-4432 or

Portland State University ADA 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 21 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. | PSU Park Blocks, SW Park Ave. between SW Harrison & Montgomery Streets

PCOD will have a display table. ASL interpretation provided.

Should you need an accommodation in order to fully enjoy the event, please let PSU know:

Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, July 26 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. | IRCO (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization), 10301 NE Glisan St.

The event theme is “Sharing our Histories, Dreaming our Future.” Please join us as we look at the beginning of the Disability Rights movement, celebrate our successes, and reflect on the road ahead.

The event will feature members of the disability community invited to share their stories. This will be a universally accessible event. ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and audio descriptions will be provided.

For questions on how to participate, volunteer, or sponsor, contact Phillip Hillaire, 25th ADA Event Coordinator, at 503-823-5146