As part of ADA 25 Chicago this year, retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa will be speaking at the City Club of Chicago on June 24. As many of you know, Senator Harkin is legendary for his 40 years of work in Congress fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. He retired at the end of last year and now, in this 25th anniversary year of the ADA, he is helping folks across the country celebrate and honor the legacy of the ADA.
Senator Harkin came to disability work through being brother to a Deaf man, and has a close friendship with the Deaf community. Yet his vision has been for inclusion and access for all people with disabilities, and it is a major honor for Chicago to host Senator Harkin at the City Club. He is a very good public speaker and this is an excellent opportunity to hear from a hero. Plus, the City Club event will be at Maggiano’s and I recommend the food!
To learn more details about the event and to register, please visit this link. Tickets are $45 for non-members of the City Club, $35 for members, $750 for one table. THIS WILL SELL OUT FAST!
Also, Senator Harkin will also be honored at the Chicago Disability Pride Parade on as the Grand Marshal.
so we will be getting two visits from him this summer. Learn more about ADA 25 at www.ada25chicago.org. ###
as posted by City Club of Chicago: