#Next20: Disability and race 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30-years-ago, the legislation signaled a tremendous civil rights win. However, even with the protections that the ADA affords, we have a long way to go before declaring victory for disability inclusion.

On top of living in an inaccessible world with deep-rooted stigmas, people with disabilities, and especially those of color, have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, creating obstacles to healthcare, voting, education and overall quality of life.  

In this episode of Verizon’s #Next20, disability rights activist Imani Barbarin, police reform and disability activist Leon Ford and comedian and activist Maysoon Zayid speak in painful and often humorous detail about what’s left to be done.

Watch the video above to learn more.

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