May 1, 5:30 p.m.
Science Center 105
What would you do if you were
discouraged from following your dream? In 2012 Reid Davenport set his sights on
a study broad program in Italy, but was asked to reconsider when he revealed
that he has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
The study abroad program cited a lack
of accessibility. Undaunted by that discouragement, he not only went abroad but
also made an award-winning documentary about accessibility in Europe. Reid and
his inspiring story have been featured in The Washington Post and National
Public Radio, and his documentary has been screened at numerous regional
festivals including the DC Independent Film Festival and the Utopia Film
Festival. Join us for a special screening of The Wheelchair Diaries: One Step
Up followed by a Q&A with the extraordinary Reid Davenport. Additional
support for this event has been provided by the SRU Council on Exceptional
Children and the President’s Commission on Disability Issues.