Join Student Disability Services and the Rod Library for the first in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue. The first film, Lives Worth Living, produced and directed by Eric Neudel, will be shown on October 21st 7-9 pm at the CME.
According to ITVS, Lives Worth Living traces the development of the disability rights movement from its beginning following World War II, when thousands of disabled veterans returned home, through its burgeoning in the 1960s and 1970s, when it began to adopt the tactics of other social movements. Told through interviews with the movement’s pioneers, legislators, and others, Lives Worth Living explores how Americans with a wide variety of disabilities — including the blind, deaf, mentally, and physically challenged — banded together to change public perception and policy. Through demonstrations and legislative battles, the disability rights community finally secured equal civil rights with the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most transformative pieces of civil rights legislation in American history.
To learn more about the film, and the issues involved, visit the film’s companion website atwww.pbs.org/independentlens/lives-worth-living
For more information on the Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future series click here.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ashley Brickley, Student Disability Services, at 319/273-2677 or firstname.lastname@example.org, at least one week prior to the event.
Sponsored by Student Disability Services, Rod Library, and Reaching for Higher Ground