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Disability Unity Festival & Parade
UN & Civic Plaza • San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 26, 2015 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Header graphic with San Francisco skyline reading Access, Availability, Advocacy, and Civil Rights! Conference Contact Info: (877) 427-0387, (800) 900-0706 TDD, conference@disabilityorganizing.net. September 25th 9:00 a.m. September 26th 8:30 a.m. California #ADA25 Conference logo. UC Hastings College Of The Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California 94102. Endorsed by UC Hastings Disability Resource Program and UC Hastings Center for State and Local Government Law. Produced by The Disability Organizing Network.

About the California #ADA25 Conference

Join us for a day-and a half long disability community-driven conference celebrating the landmark 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We’ll begin by reflecting on 25 years of ADA successes, then explore current access issues and technology to increase independence and finish with the young professional view of the future for the ADA.

The conference theme "Access, Availability, Advocacy and Civil Rights!" reflects a multi-generational view of disability justice. "Access" is the equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of everyday life. "Availability" is having options and choices which increase independence and freedom. "Advocacy" is our history, the courageous actions of leaders that led to today's inclusion. And "Civil Rights" is our just claim to equal citizenship.

Conference Contact Info:
(877) 427-0387 • (800) 900-0706 TDD
conference@disabilityorganizing.net.

The conference Steering Committee includes disability community organizations and stakeholders from across California. Committee members are from these organizations:

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (Sacramento), Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (Central Los Angeles), Community Resources for Independent Living (Hayward), Disability Organizing Network Advisory Council (Sacramento), Disabled Professionals Association of America (Long Beach), Independent Living Center of Kern County (Bakersfield), Independent Living Resource Center (Santa Barbara), Marin Center for Independent Living (San Rafael), Modern Support Services (Glendale), San Francisco Public Authority (San Francisco), Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (San Jose), West Side Center for Independent Living (West Los Angeles)

The conference is being planned in conjunction with the Disability Unity Festival. For more information please visit http://disabilityunityfestival.org/.

Welcome to the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) website! The DOnetwork calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies, through community organizing, advocacy, education, leadership development and coalition building to effect systems change in local, state and national issues.

The CFILC Disability Organizing Network is a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.