Interested in public policy, civil rights legislation, and disability issues? Don’t miss this presentation and discussion with Lennard J. Davis

Join us for a special presentation by Lennard J. Davis, author of the new book Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

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The ADA at 25: Public Lecture and Discussion

Monday, Oct. 5th   –  5 pm

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114 in Bird Library)

This event is free and open to the public

Cover of Lennard Davis's book 'Enabling Acts'

From the book review:

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the surprising story behind how the bill came to be is little known.

In this riveting account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis delivers the first behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill.”



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