Know Your Rights to Access! Legal Advocacy Presentation (Virtual) Jan. 22nd 4-6pm

HLAA- Boston’s January 22nd presentation will feature Dr. LeWana Clark from the Disability Law Center whose mission is “To provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts.”
LeWana will tell us a little about the organization and what she does there.  She’d like to get questions and feedback, and ideas on how they can be of help.
And, if time allows, our own Carol Agate will talk about problems she has run into with advocacy, including early voting, jury discrimination, CART, and requests for ALDs at events.
Link to be sent to mailing list members closer to the date.  Newcomers – please email

Celebrating the Americans with Disability Act

Jonathan Taylor, head of New York City HLAA chapter,  sent this link to a YouTube video of its Sept. 1st, 2020  meeting celebrating the anniversary of the landmark legislation establishing the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jonathan writes:

“The September 1 chapter meeting was a celebration of the ADA, with introductory remarks by long-time chapter board member, Anne Pope, about the history of the ADA and HLAA’s role in its enactment. We were honored to have JoAnne Simon as our main speaker. Ms. Simon is a member of the NY State Assembly for the 52nd District in Brooklyn and a disability rights attorney. She is a graduate of Iona College, holds a Master’s degree in Education of the Deaf from Gallaudet University, and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law, which she earned while working full time.”

You can view a captioned recording of the YouTube at the link below: