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2020 Events:

Thirty years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2020 marks an important milestone in the ongoing efforts to remove barriers and empower people with of all abilities. In honor of this important occasion, we are proud to be hosting several events in July 2020 to help continue our fight for the full extension of rights to the disabilities community across civic, social, and economic life.

Thank you to this year's event sponsors and partners including FISA Foundation, Film Pittsburgh, and Facture.

 

Friday, July 24 – 2:00-3:00 p.m.

30 Years of ADA: Pearls of Great Value Virtual Town Hall & Discussion

July 24 Virtual Town Hall & Discussion

At this year's Virtual Town Hall on July 24, panelists discussed the state of ADA in our region along with leadership, policymakers, and stakeholders including emcee and advocate Sally Jo Snyder, our Keynote Speaker 2020 Democratic Candidate for State Representative Jessica Benham (District 36), Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Erika Strassburger (District 8), State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr. (District 19), Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's Denise Brown, and Masters Student in Sociology at IUP and person with a physical disability, Laura Power.

A live recording of this event can be viewed on YouTube here. (Note: Though closed captioning was provided during the live event, we are working to enable closed captioning in this recorded video, as well. Check back soon.)

During the webinar, we discussed the impact that the landmark American with Disabilities Act legislation has had on our community to help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities over the last thirty years, and the important work going forward to continue our fight for the full extension of rights to the disabilities community across civic, social and economic life. Though the ADA has created a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable society-at-large, significant inequities remain. Topics to discussed during our July 24 virtual town hall included:

  • ADA legacy and progress in our region
  • Accessibility issues related to transportation and the redesign of public spaces
  • Impacts of the area’s evolving COVID-19 response on the disabilities community
  • Additional questions from our attendees and more.

 

Friday, July 25 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour

July 25 Virtual Happy Hour

Join the Zoom Meeting using passcode 072690

Join us for a Virtual Happy Hour on Saturday, July 25 from 4-6pm. Community members and advocates are invited to attend for an opportunity to make connections, share experiences, and discuss the six films and one documentary that are part of our week-long access to the ReelAbilities film festival courtesy of Film Pittsburgh.

 

Wednesday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 29 – Watch the films at your convenience!

ReelAbilities Film Festival
presented in partnership with Film Pittsburgh

July 22-29 ReelAbilities Film Festival

Check out the ReelAbilities Film Festival courtesy of Film Pittsburgh now through Wednesday, July 29!

We are excited to be partnering with Film Pittsburgh for special, week-long access to the ReelAbilities Film Festival – a lineup of engaging short films from the Australian-based, award-winning Bus Stop Films.

Directed by Bus Stop co-founder Genevieve Clay-Smith, the program includes six award-winning short films created  by people of all abilities. It also includes a short documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of their most popular films. This line-up played ReelAbilities Pittsburgh on opening night of the 2019 festival.

Established in 2009, Bus Stop Films aims to EDUCATE, by delivering an accessible film studies program to people living with disabilities; CREATE, by producing high-quality, engaging content that shares diverse stories; and ADVOCATE, by sharing their films around the world and driving the film industry to be more inclusive of people with disabilities on both sides of the camera. These films will educate, entertain, and inspire as we celebrate an important anniversary and continue to strive for a more inclusive world.

 

 

 

Past Events:

Oakland for All has had the privilege to host the annual Ramp Crawl event for the last five years consecutively but, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold the event this year. Below are some images from the 2019 Fifth Annual Ramp Crawl in Oakland.

2019 Ramp Crawl Photo 2019 Ramp Crawl Photo 2019 Ramp Crawl Photo 2019 Ramp Crawl Photo

And a look at how we've grown since 2015:

Ramp Crawl History

ADA 30th Anniversary Events:

Thirty years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2020 marks an important milestone in the ongoing efforts to remove barriers and empower people with of all abilities. In honor of this important occasion, we are proud to be hosting several events in July 2020 to help continue our fight for the full extension of rights to the disabilities community across civic, social, and economic life. Check out all the events we have scheduled in July.

July 24 Virtual Town Hall & Discussion

This year's events include a Virtual Town Hall & Discussion on July 24 to review the state of ADA in our region along with leadership, policymakers, and stakeholders; a week-long opportunity to view the ReelAbilities Film Festival (seven short films created entirely by people living with intellectual disabilities) in partnership with Film Pittsburgh; and a Virtual Happy Hour to give community members and advocates an opportunity to make connections, share experiences, and discuss the films.

July 22-29 Film Festival: ReelAbilities

Details and event registration information can be found at the links above.

Thank you to this year's event sponsors and partners including FISA Foundation, Film Pittsburgh, and Facture.

 

Past events:

Oakland For All's annual programming includes a history of community events like our annual Ramp Crawl in Oakland designed to raise awareness of the ongoing need for accessibility and equity in our communities while building stronger ties with the community through the age-old tradition of a pub crawl. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be will not be assembling in Schenley Park this year, but are continuing the event's tradition virtually by bringing us together on July 24th and 25th for the Virtual Town Hall and Virtual Happy Hour.

Recap last year's Ramp Crawl event here.