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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS


Please join for a showing of Lives Worth Living, The Great Fight for Disability Rights, a 2011 documentary film which chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / 4:00 pm
Northampton Senior Services, Great Room
67 Conz Street, Northampton, MA

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS
Directed by Eric Neudel / Produced by Alison Gilkey
Originally broadcast by PBS through ITVS as part of the Independent Lens series.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990. This film documents how activists with disabilities played a key role in making this legislation possible through marches, protests, and civil disobedience. Their goal was to end discrimination against the disabled and to have better access to employment and other social opportunities.

Join us for refreshments following the film.

Northampton Disability Commission, Northampton City Council, Northampton School Committee, and the Northampton Human Rights Commission

Judith Kimberly, Chair
Councilor Marianne LaBarge, Vice-Chair
Linda Desmond, ADA Coordinator
Ruth McGrath, Secretary

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