Film festival at Kaplen JCC explores life with disabilities

November 13, 2014

Source: NorthJersey.com, 11/13/14, By Elyse Toribo

“Praying with Lior,” a documentary about a boy with Down syndrome preparing for his bar mitzvah, will be screened at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, which Lior’s grandparents helped to found.

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Bringing Sexy Back: Disability and Sex in Scarlet Road

November 13, 2014

Source: Outlook Ohio Magazine, 11/14/14, by Morgan Green

On Thursday, November 13, Columbus moviegoers will have the chance to meet Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton via Skype.

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ReelAbilities Team Visits Hyde Park School

November 11, 2014

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer at cincinnati.com

(Cincinnati, OH 9:02 p.m. EST November 10, 2014) The Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival Education Outreach Team has been working to change the way young students see people with disabilities through class programs and world class speakers.

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ReelAbilities:NJ Venues include Kean University

November 10, 2014

Source: New Jersey Stage, 11/10/2014

(UNION, NJ)—The 2nd annual ReelAbilities: NJ Disabilities Film Festival will take place in eight venues throughout New Jersey, from November 13-20, including a full week at Kean University’s STEM Auditorium (1075 Morris Ave., Union) beginning on Friday, November 14, and a screening at Kean Ocean’s Gateway Lecture Hall (1 College Dr., Toms River) on Tuesday, November 18.

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Film Exposes Audience to Human Enhancement Concepts

November 7, 2014

Film Exposes Audience to Human Enhancement Concepts

By Courtney Anderson on October 23, 2014

A crowd of students, nurses, doctors, and medical providers packed the film screening and panel discussion of “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.” The event, sponsored by the UCSF Committee on Disability Issues as part of 2014 Diversity Month events, took a close look at the drive to be “better than human.”

Bruce Flynn, committee chair and director of the UCSF Risk Management and Insurance Services, welcomed participants and introduced the film, which proposed radical technological innovations and presented a myriad of perspectives ranging from prenatal screening to ability augmenting. This set the stage for a lively panel discussion.

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