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4/28:Disability in Hollywood
04/28/2015 09:10 AM - 04/28/2015 10:10 AM
Room V219
Access-Ability Services
Prof. Sue Carpenter, Education Department
Since the era of silent movies, people with disabilities have been portrayed on film. This presentation explores the representation of people with disabilities in films such as The Miracle Worker (1962), Rain Man (1988), Adam (2011), The Intouchables (2012), and Keep Rollin (2014). Prof. Carpenter will explore how the portrayal of people with disabilities is often stereotypical, sensationalized, and most often portrayed by non-disabled actors. The presentation will also look at The Reel Abilities Film Festival with an eye toward a more equitable future for disabled actors in film.

4/28:"Drama Sighted"; short film & discussion
04/28/2015 11:30 AM - 04/28/2015 12:30 PM
Access-Ability Services
Student/Director Margot Cole and Enough is Enough Committee
The short film tells the story of Brandon, a teenager with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, who learns that first impressions can be deceiving when he meets a woman with juvenile macular degeneration—a rare form of blindness. Originally a one-act play that was performed at BrooklynOne Theater’s A Playwright Grows in Brooklyn youth playwriting contest in 2009, "Drama Sighted" is the sole property of Margot Cole (Crip Video Productions) who is currently a student at Kingsborough, and features actors who are disabled in real life.
Crip Video Productions make short independent films that increase understanding of disability through engaging characters and storytelling. The films are created by people with disabilities and are written, directed, and produced by Margot Cole in collaboration with able-bodied people, and those with a variety of disabilities.

3/10-6/2: Meditation
04/28/2015 11:30 AM - 04/28/2015 12:30 PM
Meetings will be weekly on Tuesdays

4/28:Poetry and Prose by Writers with Disabilities
04/28/2015 12:40 PM - 04/28/2015 13:40 PM
Room V219
Access-Ability Services
Prof. Christine Rudisel, Prof. Hope Parisi, Maudelyne Maxineau and students from the English Department and Reading and Writing Center
This event celebrates poetry, fiction, and non-fiction penned by writers with disabilities.  We will read poems by Jim Ferris, John Milton, and Shelley Nixon and excerpts from texts by Jean-Dominique Bauby, Christy Brown, Octavia Butler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Temple Grandin, and Helen Keller.  Presenters include staff members and tutors from the Reading and Writing Center and faculty from the English department.

4/28:Creative Adaptation
04/28/2015 13:50 PM - 04/28/2015 14:50 PM
Room G102
Access-Ability Services
Prof. Mimi Fierle. Physical Education and Recreation Therapy Department
Therapeutic Recreation majors will share and demonstrate the creative process that is utilized in developing adaptions to maximize the involvement of persons with special needs in a variety of recreational activities. Participants will have a hands-on experience with some of these adaptations while learning about the role of Therapeutic Recreation in the promotion of healing, independence, and wellness within a variety of health care settings.

4/28:Game Night
04/28/2015 18:00 PM - 04/28/2015 22:00 PM
Student Life
 Come by and play games to collect raffle tickets for a chance to win a prize!  We will be raffling a prize every 15 minutes - over $2,000 in prizes!  Valid KCC student ID required.
Department: Student Life, 718/368-5597

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