Lives Worth Living presented by the ADA Advisory Committee

  • Details

  • 7/25/19
  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Educational
  • Cinema

Event Description

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee is hosting a movie night featuring "Lives Worth Living" presented by Peer Action Disability Support (PADS) in Whipple Auditorium at the  Downtown Library.    
Light refreshments will be provided. The run time for the documentary is 60 minutes. 
Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlXm9NJDacM 

You can also read a brief description below: 

The Lives Worth Living is both an historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement and a biography about one man's struggle to survive.
Charismatic leaders of the movement narrate the story of a long, hard, and successful drive for civil rights — a drive that brought together a once fragmented population into a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation's history.
People with disabilities are one of the largest of any minority within our nation, and this is the first television history on the subject. It is a window into a world inhabited by people with an unwavering determination to live their lives like anyone else, and a passage into the past where millions of people lived without access to schools, apartment buildings, public transportation, etc. — a status quo today's generation cannot imagine. --ITVS

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