DPN25/ODI 03/14/13 Lives Worth Living Screening and Panel
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) screens the acclaimed PBS documentary Lives Worth Living in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Deaf President Now movement (DPN25)!
Lives Worth Living is an oral history that documents the experiences, the journey, and the struggle for equal rights for people with disabilities in the United States. The extraordinary courage and dedication of the people highlighted in this film leads to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic legislation that recognizes and protects the legal rights of people with disabilities. According to Independent Lens, Lives Worth Living documents one of the most significant yet least recognized civil rights movements in America's history.
Following the film, moderator Provost Stephen Weiner will lead a panel consisting of several individuals from the film including: Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State: Claudia Gordon, disability rights attorney and Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; and Michael Winter, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
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