A screening of the documentary film, “Lives Worth Living”, will be presented in conjunction with MLK Day by GSU’s Margaret A. Staton Office of Disability Services. The Office of Disability Services provides services for students, faculty and staff with permanent disabilities.
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program, Independent Lens, the film documents the Disability Rights Movement with narrations from the leaders and the story of Fred Fay who survived spinal cord injury when he was 16. From the PBS website,
People with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States. But for most of American history, they occupied a sub-class of millions without access to everyday things most citizens take for granted: schools, apartment buildings, public transportation, and more. …. This film is an oral history, told by the movement’s mythical heroes themselves, and illustrated through the use of rare archival footage.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
GSU’s Student Center, Lucerne Suite, Room 278, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public.
Don’t have time on Tuesday? Check out the DVD from the Georgia State Library. Don’t have a DVD player? The GSU Libraries have plenty of books on the subject!
- The legal rights of students with disabilities: International perspectives
- Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Hidden talent: How leading companies hire, retain, and benefit from people with disabilities
- Disabled rights: American disability policy and the fight for equality
- What we have done: An oral history of the disability rights movement
- Inclusive leisure services: Responding to the rights of people with disabilities
- The disability rights movement: From charity to confrontation
More resources are listed on the University Library Research Guide for Disability, which can be found here.