Members of Berkeley Lab’s “All Access” Employee Resource Group (ERG) volunteered for the first west coast stop of the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW) on March 31, 2016. The event was held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, and hosted by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (US BLN), Wells Fargo, and Kaiser Permanente. The DRMW is the country’s first disability rights mobile museum, which visited more than twenty cities in 2015 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Nearly 10,000 visitors toured the museum last year including legislators, senior executives and students. The DRMW visited California for the first time this year, and will be making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Orlando, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Virginia. The museum traveled to Berkeley and was open to the public for two days on March 31st and April 1st.
The DRMW is an accessible self-contained motor vehicle that features interactive learning opportunities and emerging technologies. The mobile museum also provides an opportunity for people to learn about the history of the disability rights movement. It presents an eye-catching exhibit that invites visitors to participate in hands-on learning about the disability civil rights movement and the ADA’s impact on technological innovation.
All Access members Adel Serafino, Gayle Tornberg, Lady Idos, Ohmar Sowle, and Rachel Carl attended the event, along with Berkeley Lab’s recruiters Natalya Gray and Rasool Yousufzai.
Click here to view more photos of the event. You can also view a short video of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates providing his welcome message before the ribbon cutting. For more information on All Access, please contact Co-Chairs Jon Bashor (JBashor@lbl.gov) or Marilyn Saarni (MESaarni@lbl.gov).