Monday, October 29, 2007

Road to Freedom Rolls Into Memphis

Nationwide Bus Tour Urges Full Realization of the Promise of the ADA

The Road to Freedom National Bus Tour celebrating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act will make a stop in Memphis this Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum and will feature a poster exhibits from local Memphis disability agencies, as well as photo displays and other exhibits about the Disability Rights Movement and the history of the ADA. There will be free BBQ offered to the public at NOON. The exhibit is free to the public.

The October 29 stop is being coordinated by the Tennessee Disability Coalition, along with the Memphis Center for Independent Living, Mid South Arc, the Paralyzed Veterans of America: Mid South Chapter, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the University of Tennessee Boiling Center, and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

A press conference will be held at 2pm at the Civil Rights Museum, to honor local leaders and lawmakers who have championed the ADA in Tennessee and within their local community. Press is encouraged to attend. For questions please contact the Tennessee Disability Coalition at 615-383-9442.


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