virtual event featuring cultural envoys

Diplomacy After Hours Recognizes 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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On July 8, 2020, NMAD hosted a Diplomacy After Hours program virtually in honor of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Held in partnership with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the conversation included US Sports Envoy Deja Young, a two-time gold medalist from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games; US Cultural Envoy Tony Memmel; and International Visitors Leadership Program Alumn Flor Braga Menéndez from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program began with Tony playing his guitar and engaging the audience in a song before getting to the tougher conversation about living in the world with disabilities, including advances made and challenges which remain.