MOPD ADA Celebration Vaccine Event - MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021 (1 PM CDT – 4 PM CDT)

July 21, 2021

Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the ADA and Get Vaxxed!MOPD ADA Celebration Vaccine Event Flyer

ADA 31 Celebration & Get Vaxxed Event


Please join us as we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the American with Disabilities (ADA) Act and Get Vaxxed event on July 26th from 1 pm – 4 pm at 2102 W. Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois.   

Get Vaxxed: Get vaccinated and you will get a free pass to Six Flags or to the Field Museum.

No appointments are needed.  Covid-19 vaccines are offered at no cost, no insurance required, and no identification is required.  Anyone 12+ and older can get the vaccine.  Onsite parent/guardian consent is required if you are under 18 years old.   The vaccine offered is Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

Get a CityKey:    You can get a CityKey while at our event, provided by City Clerk Anna Valencia    

Food and Drink: Get some popcorn and ice cream! sponsored by Equip for Equality.

UIC IDHD/LEND donated sugar free candies and granola bars.     

Food trucks from - Tacos Mario's, Cynthia's Gumbo Express, and A.Sweets Girl Cupcakes will be parked in the parking lot.  Water also will be available.


1:00 p.m.:            Event begins

2:00 p.m.:           Program begins.   Welcome by MOPD Commissioner Rachel Arfa and MC Tekki Lomnicki

2:15 p.m.:             Remarks by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

Performances by: 

Tekki Lomnicki, founder and Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre

Black Oil Brothers Band

Safiya Eshe Gyasi, aka Fya, a spoken word performer

4:00 p.m.:            Event ends.


Thank you to our partners and sponsoring organizations! We express our gratitude to the following who helped make today possible: CDPH, DCASE, DPD,  CityKey, Equip for Equality, UIC IDHD, IL Self Advocacy Alliance, The Arc of Illinois, Access Living, Chicago Lighthouse, Anixter Center, Chicago Hearing Society, and CPD 18th District Community Policing Office. 


For any questions about accessibility while onsite, please stop at our Access Table.  It will be located just inside the front entrance.  If you need wayfinding assistance, please let us know at the Access Tent and we’ll be happy to provide assistance.

The program will have ASL interpretation, open captioning and audio description. ASL interpreters are Jen McElroy and Leandra Williams. Real time Captioning provided by Catherine Rajcan of Efficiency Reporting.  Audio Description provided by Martin Wilde. 

We are testing out a new way to provide audio description (AD), through a zoom call in phone number.  We are providing audio description for the first time ever, for the City of Chicago presents the US Navy Blue Angels, which will be held in August and want to know if it works well to provide via zoom.  To access AD while you are at Monday’s event, call into Zoom by:

Phone: 312-626-6799, meeting ID is: 819 6649 7446

Using internet link:

Or open  Zoom app on your mobile device and type in the meeting id: 819 6649 7446

Please share your feedback on how this works and e-mail us afterwards at:  

Performer Bios:

Tekki Lomnicki, the founder and Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre, a company dedicated to shattering the barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the power of personal story. Tekki has written and performed over 26 solo performance pieces, and starred in the award-winning film, The Miracle, by Jeffrey Jon Smith. Her full-length plays have been critically acclaimed by The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Sun Times, with more on the way. 

The Black Oil Brothers band play deep blues and Americana. They draw from the same well as their heroes, but what comes out is invariably their own. Utilizing everything they can beg borrow or steal – acoustic, electric and resonator steel guitars, banjos, harmonicas, mandolins, drums, shakers, 3-part harmonies – they find outlets in music that turn heartbreak into ass shake. Such is the music of The Black Oil Brothers.

 Safiya Eshe Gyasi, aka Fya.  Safiya is an award-winning Mental Health, Trauma & Creative Release Advocate, and Speaker who has created a technique of using art and storytelling to create artistic healing experiences for individuals who have experienced trauma. Safiya is a 16-year+ Traumatic Brain Injury [TBI] Survivor and a Multi-media artist with over ten years’ experience of creating and performing through various mediums including film making, fiber work, and curating. 


Parking info:

MOPD is located between Polk and Taylor Streets.  It is two blocks west of Damen Avenue, and one-half mile north of Roosevelt Road (Ogden Avenue runs diagonally in this area, Northeast to Southwest).

The Field Office is a one-story brick/stone building on the west side of Ogden, across from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Free parking adjacent to the building.  No parking pass is required for that day.  PACE paratransit drop off/pick up is in front of the main entrance. 

CTA Trains:  The Blue/Pink Lines (54/Cermak) have an Accessible stop at Polk Street, in the Rush-St. Luke’s UIC Medical complex.  It is approximately a five-block walk WEST to Polk.  The Field Office will be on the left.

CTA Buses:  The Damen bus (#50) stops at Polk Street.


Covid-19 Protocols:

Masks are required indoors.  While you are eating or drinking, masks can be removed.   We will have clear masks available.  Social distancing protocols will be followed.  Social (physical) distancing involves maintaining at least six feet of distance between people).  Hand sanitizer stations are available. 

Any other questions or concerns? Contact Jocelyn at (312) 746-5743 or by email:

Use this link to download a copy of the event flyer in Microsoft Word


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