Controversial Clips from an Unexpected Trend
October 20th, 4:30 to 6:00 pm
DHSP Building, Room 166
1640 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago
Hollywood has been using disabled characters in movies for over 100
years. Yet, it's only in the past 20 years that disability culture
activists have been thinking seriously about how these films are
shaping the way the public sees disability, as well as how disabled
people see themselves.
Join us for a free viewing and lively discussion of film clips that
portray African American men with disabilities such as Home of the
Brave, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bone Collector, the Soloist, The
Green Mile and more.
This evening's discussion will ask:
How do disability, race and gender imagery work together toward
forwarding a white liberal political agenda during the civil rights
era and today?
What are the pitfalls of these representations?
Do they contribute to or detract form social change?
RSVP either online here or to Aly Patsavas at firstname.lastname@example.org
This discussion will be filmed, but you do not need to appear on camera.
Sign Language Interpreter, Captioning and Narrative Description will
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois
Humanities Council, The National Endowment for the Humanities and the
Illinois General Assembly.
Co-Sponsored by the Disability Resource Center
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