Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee and ITVS invites members to attend a special screening and discussion of Lives Worth Living on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7pm PT in North Hollywood, CA. The discussion will also be streamed via webcast on Emmys.com & Emmys.tv.
Civil rights are taken for granted in the United States. However, for a diverse population of more than 54 million Americans — those with disabilities — it is an ongoing struggle. Lives Worth Living is television's most comprehensive history of the disability rights movement. It opens a window into the world of citizens with an unwavering determination to live their lives like everyone else. It is also a journey through the past when millions of people lived without access to schools, work, public transportation, and housing. Charismatic leaders of the movement narrate the story of this long, hard, and successful drive for civil rights that brought together a once fragmented population into a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation’s history ... and around the world.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Robert David Hall (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, National Chair SAG-AFTRA-AEA, PWD Committee) and includes panelists Eric Neudel (Director, Lives Worth Living), Alison Gilkey (Producer, Lives Worth Living), Lois Vossen (Independent Lens Series Producer & Vice President of ITVS), James LeBrecht (Sound Designer and Mixer, Lives Worth Living), and Lawrence Carter-Long (Founder and Curator of disTHIS! Film Series). The event will be held at the Television Academy Conference Center (5210 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
To learn more and RSVP to this event, please click here.
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