Words Matter: A Free Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel Discussion

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Name: Words Matter: A Free Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel Discussion
Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
The R-Word is the critically acclaimed first film by Amanda Lukoff. The documentary is based on Amanda's own experiences advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed). With The R-Word, she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and self-advocates speaking truth-to-power - ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change. See the trailer here: https://www.therwordfilm.com After the screening, a panel discussion will be held featuring the following guest speakers: Amanda Lukoff, Filmmaker, The R-Word Soeren Palumbo, Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, Special Olympics Rosa and Nina Marcellino, Rosa's Law
Location:
Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Parkway Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Kaufmann Theater Arnold, MD 21012
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Fees/Admission:
Free, Reservation Required.
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