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BCIL 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

50 years ago, a handful of people with disabilities and community supporters decided to formalize their efforts to empower individuals with disabilities to control their lives and live independently and create what we now know as the Boston Center for Independent Living.

Much has changed since 1974: passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, proliferation of technology, establishment of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program, and more accessible public spaces, including for transportation, housing, and education. Still we have much to do to ensure equity, justice, and opportunities for those with disabilities.BCIL will hold our 50th Anniversary Gathering & Celebration on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

We’ll have food – and cake! – along with entertainment and disability rights speakers. We will say thank you to those who have been part of BCIL’s history, appreciate the moment, and look forward to future service, advocacy, and action.

Watch for more details soon!

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