The ADA Legacy Tour and the Road to Freedom Bus is coming to Gainesville
The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
Preserving the history of the disability rights movement; celebrating its milestones; and educating the public and future generations of advocates.
The ADA Legacy Tour led by the beautiful Road to Freedom Bus will stop twice in Gainesville. The 1st stop will be on May 8th at 1st Baptist Church for a photo opportunity from 12-2pm, and the 2nd stop will be on May 22nd where it's exhibits will be on display at Brenau University's Downtown Campus.
The ADA Legacy Tour’s exhibits consist of:
• The "Road to Freedom" ADA Bus – Raising awareness of the ADA and driven by veteran disability rights photographer, Tom Olin;
• A four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;
• Displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve of disability history; celebrate disability history milestones; and educate future generations of disability advocates;
• A "Because of the ADA . . " booth where you can post your thoughts and photos to illustrate the difference the ADA has made in your life;
• The ADA quilt - add your signatures to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;
• Displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour, receive information on The ADA Legacy Project and the ADA, plus information from our partners and sponsors and t-shirts for sale.
The ADA Legacy Project and Tour is a moving testament to the work of thousands of disability rights activists and a collaborative effort to generate buzz and excitement around the ADA and to educate the public & younger generations on the movement leading up to the ADA. All events are free and open to the public.