EastBay Today

Posted October 9, 2020

'Crip Camp'

CSUEB to celebrate Accessibility Awareness month with film screening, panel discussion

Cal State East Bay will celebrate Accessibility Awareness month with a screening of “Crip Camp” and a discussion with the creative team behind the film. 

“Crip Camp” starts in 1971 at Camp Jened, a summer camp in New York described as a “loose, free-spirited camp designed for teens with disabilities.” The film follows those campers — Larry Allison, Judith Heumann, James LeBrecht, Denise Sherer Jacobson and Stephen Hofmann — who later became activists for the disability rights movement and their subsequent fight for accessibility legislation. 

Discussions will revolve around the rich and complicated history of disability activism, culture and history with the goal of extending attendees’ knowledge and understanding of disability and disabled people. 

The documentary is available on Netflix and is also being screened in advance on Oct. 13 at noon. The conversation with filmmakers will take place Oct. 15 at 12:15 p.m. on Zoom. 

Registration for the screen and event is available through the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center.