DEI film discussion: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

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Date

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Time

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScubu7MtMSB_z3U0ME0X0zEYbVI79L8sVqWK79geQ2XXxFPWQ/viewform

Description

The Netflix documentary, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” tells the story of how a groundbreaking summer camp, Camp Jened, galvanized a group of teens with disabilities in the early 1970s to build a movement for greater equality. These young campers, facing futures otherwise shaped by isolation, discrimination, and institutionalization, became pioneering activists for the disability rights movement and successfully fought for accessibility legislation. A 2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, this documentary was released under the banner of Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. It can be viewed FREE by all in the U-M community on Kanopy as well as Netflix. This session is open to all, but please register here to receive the Zoom link prior to this session.

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