ILRCSF ADA Anniversary Event:
Veterans Telling Their Stories—
A Celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Art, exhibition, and literary reading.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:30–8:30pm
Veterans Building, Rms 207 & 202, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
Open to the public.
An evening of art exhibition and literary works celebrating the creative spirit and talent of our military Veterans with disabilities. The evening celebrates the 22nd birthday of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), June 26, 1990, and is hosted in the Veterans Building — a space created to memorialize military service and service to the nation. In addition to the exhibition and reading—the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is announcing the grantees of the 2012 Herb Levine Legacy Fund, named after its former Executive Director who retired in 2011.
Real time captioning and ASL service will be available for attendees and participants from the deaf community.
There are an estimated 3.4 American military veterans living with disabilities related to their service for our country. Many Veterans live with disabilities that are not clearly evident to us, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological disabilities. Unfortunately, it is all too common for military Veterans be be disenfranchised from the wider community and, too often, their stories go untold.
Veterans Telling Their Stories is a collaborative project of the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), American Legion Post 315, and the Veteran’s Art Guild, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.