Road To Freedom 2008
The Road to Freedom bus continues its cross-country journey to promote disability rights as fundamental civil and human rights. In 2008 we have had the Road To Freedom bus at marker events such as the ADAPT 25th anniversary event in Washington, DC and the National ADA Symposium in St. Louis, MO. We have been back to Tennessee, North Dakota, New York, and more. Look for us at the NCIL Conference and join us as we lead a convoy of disability rights supporters from Washington, DC to Cleveland, Ohio for the Presidential Candidates Disability Forum on July 26, the anniversary of the ADA.

In August, the Road To Freedom bus will join the Independence Ride across the State of Michigan from Holland to Ann Arbor August 7 – 10th.  

If you would like to host the Road To Freedom bus, contact Jim Ward at jimward@ncdr.org

2006 – 2007 Freedom Bus Schedule

Washington, DC Nov. 15
Launch from U.S. Capitol with Yoshiko Dart

Baltimore, Maryland Nov. 16
National Association for Rights Protection
and Advocacy Conference

Annapolis, Maryland Nov. 17
Maryland State Capitol

Philadelphia, PA Nov. 18 – 19
World Congress and Disability Expo

Trenton, New Jersey Nov. 20 – 21
New Jersey State Capitol

Raleigh, North Carolina Dec. 5 – 7
North Carolina State Capitol
State University

Columbia, So. Carolina Dec. 10 – 12

Atlanta, Georgia Dec. 15 – 18
Martin Luther King Center
The Shepard Center
Carter Presidential Library

2007:

Montgomery, Alabama Jan. 7 – 9
Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana Jan. 12 – 15
SILC – Independent Living Congress

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Jan. 16 – 18

Tallahassee, Florida Jan. 20 – 23

Orlando, Florida Jan. 24 – 27
ATIA Conference Assistive Technology Industry Association

Orlando, Florida Jan. 28 – 30
Orlando Independent Living Center

Jackson, Mississippi Feb. 1 – 5
Millsap College

Boise, Idaho Feb. 6 – 8
SILC Statewide Conference

Little Rock, Arkansas Feb. 12
Clinton Presidential Library

Hot Springs, Arkansas Feb. 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas Feb 14 – 15

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Feb. 18 – 20

Houston, Texas Feb 24

Austin, Texas Feb 26
Texas State Capitol

Santa Fe, New Mexico March 8
New Mexico State Capitol

Phoenix, Arizona March 20
Arizona State Capitol

San Diego, California April 4
San Diego City Hall

Los Angeles, California April 7

Fresno, CA April 13

San Jose, CA April 16
State University of California at San Jose

Honolulu, Hawaii April 20
Honolulu YWCA

Eugene, Oregon May 8 – 9

Salem, Oregon May 11

Portland, Oregon May 12

Seattle, Washington May 15
Seattle University School of Law

St. Paul, Minnesota May 19

Sacramento, California May 23
California State Capitol

San Francisco, California May 24
DREDF 25th Anniversary Event

Oakland, California May 25
Oakland City Hall

Sparks, Nevada May 27 – 28

Salt Lake City, Utah May 30 – June 1

Denver, Colorado June 4
Denver City Hall

Greeley, Colorado June 5 – 6

Cheyenne, Wyoming June 14 – 16

Helena, Montana June 27

Missoula, Montana June 28 – 29

Mount Rushmore July 4
Independence Day

Sioux Falls, South Dakota July 6 – 7

Madison, Wisconsin July 14

Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 15 – 16

Chicago, Illinois July 21
Disability Pride Parade

Chicago, Illinois July 25
Access Chicago, Festival Hall A, Navy Pier

Chicago, Illinois July 26
Access Living

St. Louis, MO July 28
Grand Hall, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kansas City, Missouri July 28
Union Station
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Topeka, Kansas August 1 – 3
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Lincoln, Nebraska August 5 – 6

Des Moines, Iowa August 8 – 9

Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IowaAugust 10
Young Arena
9:00 am – 10:30
North Star Community Services
10:45

Cedar Rapids, Iowa August 10
Veterans Stadium
2:00 pm through Kernels game time!

Lansing, Michigan August 12

Marquette, Michigan August 14

Minneapolis, Minnesota August 17
Kennedy Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

St. Peter, Minnesota August 18
Minnesota Square Park
11:00AM –1:00pm
and
Remembering with Dignity
St. Peter State Hospital Cemetery Recognition
2:00 pm & NDSH 3:00 pm

Anchorage, Alaska August 27 – 28

Buffalo, New York August 31

Niagara Falls, New York

Rochester, New York September 4

Albany, New York September 5 – 6

Burlington, Vermont September 13

Montpelier, Vermont September 14

Augusta, Maine September 27 – 29

Portland, Maine

Concord, NH October 2 – 4

Boston, Massachusetts October 6 – 8

Providence, RI October 11 – 12

Hartford, CT October 14 – 16

Cleveland, Ohio October 19 – 21

Toledo, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Indianapolis, Indiana Oct. 23 – 24

Frankfort, Kentucky October 26

Nashville, TN Oct. 29 – Nov.1

Charleston, West Virginia Nov. 3 – 4

Richmond, VA Nov. 5 – 6

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nov. 7 – 9

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dover, Delaware Nov. 10 – 11

New York, New York Nov. 12 – 13

Washington, DC November 15