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The ADAPT Intersectional Justice Committee Invites you to the first annual Juneteenth Celebrations

This year’s celebration is focused on the Disability Integration Act (H.R. 555/S.117) and not letting the African American disability community be the last to know that they have the right to live in an accessible, affordable integrated community with the services and supports needed. 

African Americans are more likely to be institutionalized, stuck in nursing homes, forgotten with no way out.  (NYT September 2014 – “Minorities are Forced into Nursing Homes at a Greater Rate” by Karen Lincoln)

The Intersectional Justice Committee wants to shine a light so our fellow family members can see their way to freedom to live in integrated communities and thrive rather than die.

The entire Congressional Black Caucus, the over 800 civil and human rights, faith based, LGBTQIA, criminal justice reform and housing advocacy organizations and all interested are invited to join us in freeing African Americans, those multi-marginalized and disenfranchised persons with disabilities from institutions and nursing homes to live in freedom!

Our Celebration is a two-part event

Please come our and join us

If you are not in DC join us by using Social Media


When:             Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Where:           The Old Council Chamber

  441 4th Street, NW

  Washington, DC

Time:             6:00pm to 9:00pm


When:            Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Where:           U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

                       Room CVC 268

                       Washington, DC

Time:              7:30pm to 9:00pm

Both events are accessible

Follow us on Social Media: @NationalADAPT on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube channel

Use Hashtags: #ADAPTJuneteenth, #ADAPTandResist, #DIA, #DIAToday

For more information on either events, please contact : email or call Rhoda Gibson at 617-504-1792

For more information on DIA go to our website:

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