Mayor Andy Berke’s Council on Disability invites the community to a celebration on Wednesday commemorating the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Miller Plaza Pavilion, 850 Market St.
The Mayor’s Council on Disability is part of an initiative created to help make Chattanooga more accessible to everyone regardless of their ability and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
The Mayor’s Council on Disability is supported by the city of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, which aims to cultivate an environment of understanding, respect, and equality of rights for the diverse cultural populations of Chattanooga, and works toward eliminating discriminatory practices in Chattanooga based on race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, or ethnicity.
The celebration on Wednesday will recognize 27 years since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was enacted on July 26, 1990, and prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The city of Chattanooga does not permit discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. In addition, the city of Chattanooga does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
The ADA Celebration in Chattanooga is sponsored by CARTA, The Big Chill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
For more information visit http://www.chattanooga.gov/multicultural-affairs