Research Focus Group Discussion: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

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October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the thirtieth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Disability Studies Initiative is joining the Carsey-Wolf Center and the UCSB Library to host a virtual discussion with the directors of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020).

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination, and institutionalization. Located in the Catskills, New York, ramshackle Camp Jened exploded those confines. Jened was the teens’ freewheeling utopia, a place where summertime sports, smoking, and make-out sessions awaited everyone; campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated west to Berkeley, California, a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.

Co-directors and producers Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham will join Hannah Garibaldi (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a virtual discussion of this fascinating documentary. ASL interpretation will be provided during the event. The film may be viewed in advance on Netflix.

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Cosponsored by the IHC’s Disability Studies Initiative Research Focus Group, the Carsey-Wolf Center, the UCSB Library, the Disabled Students Program, Graduate Division, and the Resource Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (RCGSD)

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October 20, 2020
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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cnesci@frit.ucsb.edu

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