Mayor Breed Proclaims July Disability Pride Month in San Francisco
Proclamation. City and County of San Francisco.
Whereas, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by the U.S. Congress on July 26, 1990, to ensure the civil rights of citizens with disabilities, and
Whereas, the ADA prevents discrimination based on disability, requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations, ensures that public accommodations meet accessibility requirements, and is recognized as one of the most important civil rights laws in history; and
Whereas, Disability Pride enables people with disabilities to redefine their identity with self-worth, serves as a tool to tackle ableism, bias, and discrimination, and reshapes false negative perceptions of individuals with disabilities as people with value, talents, and significance; and
Whereas, the Disability Rights Movement has a long history in San Francisco, including the occupation of the San Francisco Federal Building in 1977 by persons with disabilities, the longest non-violent occupation of a federal building in United States history; and
Whereas, with the City & County of San Francisco many organizations support and provide advocacy for persons with disabilities, including the Mayor's Office on Disability (MOD), the Mayor's Disability Council (MDC), Disability and Aging Services (DAS), and non-profit partners like the Community Alliance of Disability Advocates (CADA); and
Therefore be it resolved, that I, London N. Breed, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, do hereby proclaim July, 2020 as... Disability Pride Month in San Francisco!
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco to be affixed. London N. Breed, Mayor