Crip Camp Screening and Conversation with Judy Heumann

August 30, 2021

IOD staff and faculty recently participated in a unique professional development opportunity with renowned disability rights activist, advocate, and author Judy Heumann. The virtual event kicked off with a screening of the ground-breaking, Academy-award nominated film Crip Camp-in which Judy starred-and was followed by an enriching discussion on the creation of the film and Judy's thoughts on the current state of disability in America.

Crip Camp takes viewers back to summers in the 1970s at Camp Jened, a camp for youth with disabilities located in the Catskills. At Jened, campers were able to participate in typical summer camp experiences including sports, arts and crafts, and dating. It was also the place where discussions about the disability rights movement began.

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