Dean’s Book Review – Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

10/20/2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am America/Denver Timezone
This is a virtual event.
383 S. University Street
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Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. To honor the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The S.J. Quinney College of Law with be reviewing the movie, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. It was the opening film at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah and it won the audience award for documentaries. The write-up below was composed by Leslie Francis, Professor of Law, SJQ College of Law.

Camp Jened, located down the road from Woodstock in the Catskill mountains, was a countercultural haven for teenagers with disabilities. The Jened campers wore tie-dyed T-shirts, cooked together, had sex, played music, swam, danced, and carried one another when they could. They had hierarchies, too; the “polios” were the best and the “cerebral palsies” occupied the bottom. Returning to their regular lives was often a terrible disappointment of inaccessible schools, unemployment, and unwelcoming communities. Visit the event website for the webinar link.

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