DATE and TIME:
Monday, March 31, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts,
3 Spruce Street (William Street),
in Lower Manhattan, New York City
The Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film: International Film Festival & Discussion Panel is the second annual film festival at Pace University in New York City, depicting individuals with disabilities in the media. The festival focuses on individuals with disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities. The festival highlights largely short documentary and narrative films from leading domestic and international film festivals, respecting the autonomy and the empowerment of people with disabilities. The festival includes a distinguished panel of expert practitioners on the advocacy of disability rights in society, who will be discussing the challenges and the opportunities highlighted in each of the films, and the festival invites engagement of guests interacting with members of the panel. The program will be beneficial to community advocates, to faculty, staff and students of Pace University and to those of other universities in the city, and to members of the public, who are interested in learning about the growing movement for disability rights, in an especially positive and powerful setting.
The Film Festival & Discussion Panel is sponsored through the Dean of Students and the outreach programs of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems of Pace University, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Festival is free and open to the public.
RSPV to Darinka Vlahek at 212 513-7489 or email at Darinka.Vlahek@ahrcnyc.org.