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july 2019

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12jul8:30 am10:00 amIntelligent Lives

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The Regional Autism Network at The University of South Alabama will be doing  two free screenings of the documentary INTELLIGENT LIVES.  “From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer, and Naomie—who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.”

To view the trailer, go to:  https://intelligentlives.org/trailer

 

The documentary will be shown on Friday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m. on the main campus of USA at the Marx Library.  Following the 70-minute film, Nancy Anderson from the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) will be lead a discussion, and tell us a bit about the services offered by ADAP.  It will also be screened on Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 a.m. at USA-Baldwin Civic Center classroom.   The screening is free of charge. 

 

We are asking for your assistance in getting the word out about this meaningful documentary. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you for your assistance. 

 

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Time

(Friday) 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location

The University of South Alabama Marx Library

5901 USA DRIVE NORTH, Mobile, Al 36688

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