ILRCSF ADA Anniversary Event:
Veterans Telling Their Stories—
A Celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Art and exhibition and literary reading.
Thursday July 26, 2012, 5:30–8:30pm
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., Rms 207 & 212
Open to the public.
An evening art exhibition and literary works celebrating the creative spirit and talent of our military Veterans with disabilities. The evening also celebrates the 22nd birthday of the American with Disabilities Act’s (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 Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is announcing the grantees of the 2012 Herb Levine Legacy Fund, named after the ILRCSF’s former Executive Director who retired in 2011.
The evening will feature; speaker Paul Cox, poet Vivian Cairo, story-teller Dennis, speaker Eve, poet Latonia, poet/story-teller Peter, singing group Annie and the Vets, poet Fred Norman, singer Francis Collins and and art exhibition with works by Allen Barth, Brian Michael Buxton, Vivian Bonner Cairo, Francis Collins, Paul Cox, Jan Dawson, Latonia M. Dixon, R.N. M.A. M.F.A., Jim Dorenkott, Marti Downing, L. Taiwan Green, Miss Tangerine Gyi, Ellison Horne, Charles Johnson, Jo Ann Martinez, BriGette McCoy, Fred Norman, Jamye Pankiw, Ramona Peterson, Mark Pinto, Gregory Ross, Jonathan Runckel, Peter Schlange, Ron Stark, Richard Taylor, Gene Torres, Sergio Aldana Jr.
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.