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Free Movie, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”

Apr. 15, Monday @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” tells the story of Camp Jened, a freewheeling Utopia with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experiencing liberation and full inclusion as human beings. This movie is rated R and closed captions will be enabled.

This program is held in conjunction with One Book Northland, a regional reading project that invites the communities of Superior, Duluth, Two Harbors, and Cloquet to read a selected book and attend programs and events that explore the book’s themes. This year’s selection, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong, is an anthology of people’s oral stories collected to preserve their experiences living in a world designed for non-disabled people. The One Book Northland hopes to start a meaningful conversation around disability and how it affects our lives, whether we identify as disabled or not.

The One Book Northland committee includes representatives from the community, Duluth Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica, UW Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library, Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College, Superior Save the Kids, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, and Zenith Bookstore.

Details

Date:
Apr. 15, Monday
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Superior Public Library
1530 Tower Ave.
Superior,WI54880United States
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Phone
715-394-8860