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Free Screening: CRIP CAMP, the story of the Disabilty Rights movement in the US

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    Free Screening: CRIP CAMP, the story of the Disabilty Rights movement in the US

    ADFS proudly presents "CRIP CAMP: A Disability Revolution", available FREE on YouTube, and by subscription on Netflix. After viewing, join us for a discussion with film co-directors Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham on January 7, 2021, from 5-6 pm.

    The film:

    CRIP CAMP tells the little-known story of the Disabilty Rights movement in the US, through the early experiences and later political actions of the people who led it.

    We live now in a world where accessibility for disabled people is more available than it has ever been. But it is a civil right that has existed for only 30 years, following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    The seeds of empowerment that culminated in the ADA were planted at Camp Jened, a hippie-inspired camp for disabled teens. Incredible footage from 1971 captures how the campers were finally seen beyond their disabilities, and shaped the people who became the prime activists of the disability-rights movement.

    CRIP CAMP then follows camp alumni as many settle in the Bay Area. The directors combine archival and news footage with present-day interviews as activists begin to organize, facing intransigence from local, state and federal lawmakers Milestones in the disability-rights movement intersect with Jim LeBrecht’s personal story and the stories of several Camp Jened alums.

    Much of CRIP CAMP focuses on Judy Heumann, a Camp Jened counselor who went on to become a leader of the disability civil rights movement, and kept up the relentless push for federal recognition of Disability Rights, culminating in the ADA.

    CRIP CAMP won the Audience Award at Sundance this year, and was produced by
    Barack and Michelle Obama under their production company "Higher Ground".

    Watch CRIP CAMP: A Disability Revolution,
    on Netflix, or (FREE) on YouTube before joining
    ADFS for a lively discussion with the film's co-directors on Thursday, January 7, 5:00-6:00 pm.

    YouTube link:

    To register for the discussion:

    Registration will provide YOUR link to the speaker and Q & A event

    For more information:
    Julie at 510 599-9227 or or check our website at

    The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is co-sponsored by the Piedmont City Council, Piedmont Adult School, Piedmont Anti-Racism Diversity Committee, and the League of Women Voters Piedmont.

    The Appreciating Film Series is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by grants and your donations. Please consider a donation to support our work at:

    All the best, ~G