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Jul 14th, 2024

Disability Revolution

A Film Screening

In collaboration with DIYabled we're hosting a free screening of Crip Camp, a documentary about the groundbreaking summer camp for teens with disabilities that inspired alumni to join the radical disability rights movement! The movie will be followed by a short discussion facilitated by local musician and activist Priya Ray.

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as  human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions. Learn more at cripcamp.com

DIYabled is a grassroots group that believes DIY spaces are essential to creating a healthy thriving community. To support thriving community, DIY spaces need to be inclusive and accessible to people of all races, genders, sexual orientation and ability. The goal of DIYabled is to provide a place where we can ALL work together as a community to find solutions to make DIY spaces accessible to People Living with Disabilities (PLD).

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