Thursday, July 26, 20121-3:30 p.m
U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
- U.S. Department of Justice attorneys will give updates on 2010 regulations & current implementation
- Motivational speaker Dana Zimmerman
- Entertainment by artists & performers with disabilities
- Light refreshments
- FREE to everyone!
Opening performance by Mark Erickson: Mark is an Anishinaabe drummer and storyteller who lives in Minneapolis and who is blind.
Performance by the Ole Olson Onstage Ensemble & Entourage: The group, from VSA Minnesota, will perform “See Me Hear Me __ An Attitude toward Accessible Arts.” Performers with and without disabilities include Sam Jasmine, Juliette Silvers, Kaitlyn Mielke, Jon Skaalen and others. It will be ASL-interpreted, audio described and captioned.
Closing performance by Kaitlyn Mielke: Kaitlyn, who is from Victoria, Minnesota, will perform “Defying Gravity” from the musical WICKED in ASL. She served as Miss Deaf Minnesota from 2009-2011 and is a summer intern at VSA Minnesota as part of course work for a Master’s program at the University of Minnesota.
This event is being sponsored by the University of Minnesota Disability Services, ADA Minnesota, VSA Minnesota, ACCESS Press, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, State Services for the Blind, the Minnesota State Council on Disability, and the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living.
Sign language interpreters, CART, assistive listening devices and audio description will be provided. Other disability related accommodations requests should be made by July 9, 2012. To request an accommodation, or for additional information, please contact Cindy Tarshish with ADA Minnesota at 651-603-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org