• November 9
  • Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 3148, West Lafayette
  • November 9, 2019
  • Category: Film

Event Details

  • November 9, 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

A wheelchair user sits facing away from the camera, in handcuffs.

Due to popular demand, the Purdue Disability Resource Center will host an encore screening of Part One of the documentary Piss On Pity: The Story of ADAPT. The film, which explores the origins of ADAPT, a radical disability rights group, will be screened on Saturday, November 9 at 1pm in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 3148. The 62-minute film follows the origins of ADAPT through the group’s early activism, which included liberating nursing-home residents and staging sit-ins demanding accessible public busses. The film culminates by showing how ADAPT and like-minded disability activists went on to influence the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 19990. Immediately following the film, the public is invited to participate in a discussion with Disability Resource Center staff about the nature of activism, disability, and what liberation looks like for people with disabilities. This event is free and open to the public. The film was previously screened by the Disability Resource Center earlier this semester. The screening will be closed captioned.

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