4/9 Screening & Dialogue: Crip Camp

Friday, April 9, 2020

Join us for a virtual screening of the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, followed by a dialogue on disability rights and disability history. People who are unable to attend the documentary screening are still welcome to join us for the dialogue portion which will begin at roughly 4:55 pm.

“In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as  human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.” –https://cripcamp.com/ 

To access the event, please visit https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php…on Friday 4/9 at 3 pm.

This event is hosted by Dodd Human Rights Impact in collaboration with Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Accessibility, Eastern Connecticut State University’s DiversAbility Club, and UConn’s Disability Services. Please reach out to Samara Johnson with any questions or concerns (samara.johnson@uconn.edu).