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Movie Discussion with Julie Mayer: "Crip Camp"

Sunday August 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm – Movie Discussion with Julie Mayer, PsyD
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”

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"Crip Camp" may be accessed through Netflix and is also on Youtube (type “Crip Camp full movie” into the search bar).  The movie is about 1 hour and 46 min.

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination based on disability.  The movie Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a documentary that begins at Camp Jened in 1971, a camp in the Catskills for adolescents with disabilities.  The film then focuses on some of the campers as they become activists for the disability rights movement.  The directors/producers of the film were former campers and the executive producers include Barack and Michelle Obama.

Discussion Questions for Crip Camp:

  1. How did attending Camp Jened impact the main characters? (Jim LeBrecht and Judy Heumann in particular.)
  2. Did your feelings about people with disabilities shift during the film?
  3. Why is it important for people to find others who struggle with the same issues?
  4. What happened in the film that lead to societal change?
  5. How does this film relate to our current battle against racism?

 

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