Disability and Civil Rights Panel Discussion

Goucher College is commemorating two important milestones in the fight for civil rights for individuals with disabilities with a panel discussion that will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum.

This April 28 is the 38th anniversary of the signing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects individuals from discrimination based on disability, and July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the United States’ most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in mainstream life.

This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are necessary.

The panel discussion will be conducted by these local professionals, who will share their expertise about disability and civil rights issues related to advocacy, law, education, family, policy, and more:

Mike Bullis
Executive Director, The Image Center

Ken Capone
Public Policy Coordinator, People on the Go

Ben Dubin
Vice Chair, Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

Virginia Knowlton
Executive Director, Maryland Disability Law Center

Terri Seitz Parrish
Chairperson, Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

Fronzie Williams
Retired Director of Residential Services, Gallagher Services

Advance questions for the panelists can be emailed to sawallac@goucher.edu.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is sponsored by Goucher College’s Office of Community-Based Learning.





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