From The Disability Visibility Project: For More Info, Go Here…
Let’s talk about the power of disability activism, culture, and community! The Disability Visibility Project invites you to a Twitter chat about the documentary film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7 pm Eastern with co-directors Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham.
Crip Camp is available on Netflix starting March 25, 2020. For more about the film: http://cripcamp.com/
It is not necessary for you to watch Crip Camp before participating in the Twitter chat. Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for discussion with Jim and Nicole in the last 15 minutes.
If you do not use Twitter and would like to submit a question, email Alice: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com. Include your name (or initials) and please make sure your question is no longer than 425 characters.
Full disclosure: Alice Wong is a paid consultant for this chat.
About Crip Camp
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 progressive activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.