Learn about the growing movement for disability rights in an especially positive and powerful setting at Pace! On Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pace will host A Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Films: Film Festival and Discussion Panel, featuring short films and a distinguished panel on the advocacy of disability rights, in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.
The festival, which focuses on individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and individuals with other disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities, will highlight largely short films from leading national and international film festivals for disability rights. The festival includes a panel of experts from organizational and practitioner fields on the challenges and the opportunities introduced in the films, and a discussion with attendees. Assemblymember Micah Z. Kellner, a leading legislator for disability rights in the state of New York, will be one of distinguished panelists.
Sponsored by the Dean of Students, the Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services, and the CIS 102W community engagement outreach programs of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems of Pace University. The program is supported by AHRC New York City (www.ahrcnyc.org), an agency that helps individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and by the Fifth Annual ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival (www.ny.reelabilities.org).
Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, e-mail Seidenberg Professor Jim Lawler at firstname.lastname@example.org.