Jan 5 2021

Watch CRIP CAMP: A Disability Revolution

Watch the Sundance Audience Award winner
CRIP CAMP: A Disability Revolution,
on Netflix or (FREE) on YouTube before joining
ADFS* for a lively discussion with the film’s co-directors on Thursday, January 7, 5:00-6:00 pm.Please join us. Register here:(Registration will provide YOUR link to the speaker and Q & A event.)

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Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Barack and Michelle Obama are executive producers of this multi-award winning documentary with an Academy Award buzz. Directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht deliver a rousing film about a group of campers turned activists who shaped the future of the disability rights movement and changed accessibility legislation for everyone.

Filled with the spirit, music and humor of the era, this feel-good documentary recounts the ties of a summer camp to the disability rights activism in the Bay Area in the 1970’s that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
Crip Camp Directors Nicole Newnham and James Lebrecht
Please plan to view this 1 hour 48 minute film when convenient for you and your family (suitable for middle schoolers and up) on your Netflix account or FREE on YouTube. You will want to join the Appreciating Diversity Film Series and the community at large on Thursday, January 7, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM for a lively talk and Q&A with co-directors Nicole Newnham and James Lebrecht, who was a camp attendee. 

Please register to receive your link to this interactive speaker event and a bit of East Bay activist history.

“The wild thing is that this camp changed the world
and nobody knows this story.” 

— Jim LeBrecht, co-director, camper, activist
FREE screening of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution’, 
on YouTube or through your Netflix account, watch at your convenience.
Followed by a lively talk and Q & A with co-directors
Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht.
Thursday, January 7, 5:00-6:00 PM (PDT).

Just register here. 

You’ll be sent a confirmation email containing a link for joining the speaker event through Zoom! (no need to download zoom)

For more information, see www.diversityfilmseries.org
or contact: christy@diversityfilmseries.org 
*The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont Adult School, the City of Piedmont and both the Oakland and Piedmont League of Women Voters, and our community audience members.

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