Albany Times Union

By David Filkins, Times Union (Albany, New York)

TROY — A yearlong bus tour promoting rights for people with disabilities will make a stop in Troy on Wednesday.

The event, Road to Freedom, will feature a multimedia display and history exhibit highlighting the disability rights struggle and the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A photo exhibit and a discussion by National Coalition for Disability Rights President Jim Ward will be included in the free event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Atrium, 41 Third St.

A dinner during the event will benefit The Sanctuary for Independent Media, a community media resource center in Troy. The dinner costs $20 per plate; $40 per family. A silent auction featuring artwork from local artists will take place during the dinner.

For more information contact The Center for Independent Living of the Hudson Valley at 274-0701 or http://; or The Sanctuary for Independent Media at 272-2390 or http://www.the