Crip Camp: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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Crip Camp: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday 5:30 PM - Wednesday 9:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2022-08-24 17:30:00 2024-07-24 21:00:00 America/New_York Crip Camp: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion Wealthy Theatre<br>1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA

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Disability Advocates

EIN: 38-3114474

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pklMnGWh24U4c00xLQTcv9pBQuC2wWcr1Zx9Zowf.jpgIn 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.

Join us for a screening of Crip Camp followed by a panel discussion. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

The event takes place at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, August 24, 2024. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the film starts at 6:00 pm.

Click below to view the official Crip Camp trailer.

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Disability Advocates

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EIN 38-3114474