KAMPALA — The US Mission in Uganda will on July 26, celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
To commemorate, and celebrate, U.S. Mission Uganda will host two livestreamed events – a July 17 panel discussion on how to be an Inclusion Ambassador— encouraging accommodation for people with disabilities, and a July 24 concert with singer-songwriter Tony Memmel from Nashville (U.S.A.).
Since becoming law in the United States in 1990, the ADA ensures equal opportunities for, and prohibits discrimination against, people with disabilities in most spheres, including places of public accommodation, jobs, transportation, government services, and telecommunications.
The Friday 17 event whose theme is “Becoming an Inclusion Ambassador” also open to the general will start at 11:00 a.m. local time “via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/U.S.EmbassyKampala/.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the chat.
The panel features:
Simon Eroku, YALI Mandela Washington Fellow 2015, Founder of OpenSigns Impact Innovation Ltd, Martin Lubwama, YALI Regional Leadership Center 2020, Strategic Planning Director of Malengo Foundation and
Manuela Mulondo, Mandela Washington Fellow 2017, Founder of The Cradle
Victoria Nalule, Mandela Washington Fellow 2019, Inclusion Advocate.
On July 24 at 7:00 p.m. EAT, the US Mission will hold a massive concert and discussion with Nashville singer-songwriter Tony Memmel.
Tony was born without a left forearm.
He taught himself to play guitar by constructing a cast out of tape that secures a guitar pick to his arm. He has gone on to become a successful musician, touring the United States and internationally.
He is a previous winner of the WAMI Singer-Songwriter of the Year award and a finalist in the VH1 and Republic Records band competition.
Tony will share his music and participate in a question and answer session with viewers.
The concert will take place via Facebook Live at US Mission .