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RIVERSIDE—CRIP CAMP Screening and Q&A
June 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – June 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pmFree
RIVERSIDE—California Humanities co-presents CRIP CAMP at UCR Arts. 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. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions. Crip Camp is the story of one group of people and captures one moment in time. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other equally important stories from the Disability Rights Movement that have not yet received adequate attention. We are committed to using the film’s platform to amplify additional narratives in the disability rights and disability justice communities – with a particular emphasis on stories surrounding people of color and other intersectionally marginalized communities. We stand by the creed of nothing about us, without us. For too long, too many were excluded, and it is time to broaden the number of voices and share the mic.
Screening and Q&A with Co-Director Jim LeBrecht
June 25, 5 pm
3824 + 3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Tel: (951) 827-4787
This event is free and open to the public.
Register here. This film is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.