Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund event

Tuesday May 1, 2012, 5:30–8PM
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA


GUESTS OF HONOR

Congressman George Miller,
U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District, CA

Judith E. Heumann,
Special Advisor, International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State

John Wodatch,
Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Department of Justice (ret.)

In conversation with Arlene B. Mayerson,
DREDF Directing Attorney

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson P.C.

In honor of the firm's commitment to protecting the rights of people with disabilities, their skill as esteemed co-counsel, and their deep friendship over many years.

DREDF IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO OUR EARLY SPONSORS

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP

Individual Sponsorships: Please RSVP by April 23 to ensure recognition in our program
Leader: $1,000 – attendance for 4
Benefactor: $500 – attendance for 2
Advocate: $325 – attendance for 1

Individual Tickets: Please RSVP by April 27
$200 individual $95 non-profit individual

Print and Mail/FAX Form:
Individual Tickets and Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
or contact Ingrid Tischer at itischer@dredf.org

THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
In 1977, our three honorees helped start something big when they were part of a landmark disability rights event that began in San Francisco and ended in victory in DC. Working in concert with grassroots and government allies, they forced the issuing ofthe regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the first federal civil rights protections for persons with disabilities in the history ofthe United States. A precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 united and ignited the disability community, mobilizing it to work with allies in the legislature and administration, and establish legal public interest watchdogs. Our honorees will talk about their respective roles in that process as elected official, citizen advocate, and policy architect, and how they have continued to do disability justice together. Join DREDF in celebrating disability rights pioneers who aren't afraid to start something big.

More information at the DREDF website HERE.
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