Join us for a Lunch and Learn as we watch the movie Finding Dory and discuss the impact of movies about disability on the disability community.
Pizza will be served during the movie, which is 97 minutes long. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Hartford Seminary alumna Candace Low and interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
We will also explore how this movie and movies in general portray disability; what makes this movie a landmark movie in shattering stereotypes about disabilitie; what Finding Dory teaches us about acceptance and inclusion; what is collective access; what did they get wrong and what did they get right in writing this movie; and how can we increase disability representation in the media.
About the Workshop Leader
Candace Low is the principal of Candace Low Consulting Services, helping faith communities become inclusive to the disability community. Candace is the former Executive Director of Independence Unlimited, a non-profit providing advocacy and support services to persons with disabilities and their families in Hartford, CT. She is chair of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, UCC, Accessibility Task Force and a member of the CT statewide UCC Disabilities Ministries.
Candace has been an advocate for disability rights and a trainer on disability legislation and independent living related issues for over 35 years. She has provided congregations with technical assistance on disability issues for over 35 years and worked with a variety of Christian, Islamic and Jewish congregations. Candace is a graduate of Hartford Seminary with an emphasis on spirituality and worship. She is a survivor of an acquired brain injury which caused multiple disabilities including deafness. Candace is committed to social justice and full inclusion for everyone.
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