Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights
- Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
- Time: 4:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
Author and professor Lennard Davis tells the untold story of how a group of leftist Berkeley hippies made an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill. The Americans with Disabilities Act has since become the model for most civil rights laws around the world.
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