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
PART I – RECEPTION
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Where: The Old Council Chamber
441 4th Street, NW
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
PART II – PROGRAM
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Room CVC 268
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Both events are accessible
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Use Hashtags: #ADAPTJuneteenth, #ADAPTandResist, #DIA, #DIAToday
For more information on DIA go to our website: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/