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Film Screening and Discussion "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution"

Saturday, February 20, 2021 8 Adar 5781

3:00 PM - 5:30 PMZoom Videoconference

Please join Beth Am congregants seeking to include all of our population at a screening and discussion of a film that is "As entertaining as it is inspiring. Crip Camp uses one group's remarkable story to highlight hope for the future and the power of community." (Rotten Tomatoes) Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote, "This indispensable documentary defines what it means to call a movie 'inspiring'." Justin Chang writing for Los Angeles Times said that "[the film] delivers an appreciably blunt message."

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.

Please register by Thursday, February 18, 4:00 PM using the form below.

The film will be screened during the the event. If you are a NetFlix subscriber, you can also watch it in advance on NetFlix.

This program is part of Beth Am's Focus on Inclusion Month, sponsored by INCLUDE Beth Am.

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