February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm
Join us for a viewing of the recent film, Crip Camp, which will be live streamed on the Anshe Emet website on Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm.
Movie screening followed by discussion led by:
Tammy Besser, LCSW, Services for People with Disabilities at JCFS
Brian Grossman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Brian is also a long time member of AES with his husband and two daughters.
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions.
Close captioning will be available.
Presented in conjunction with our Kehilla Kedosha committee.