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2017 Disabilities in Film Festival

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On March 23, Pace University and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will host a film festival marathon featuring shorts respecting the autonomy and empowerment of people with disabilities.

Back for its fifth year, Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and Dean for Students are celebrating and empowering those with disabilities at the annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film on Thursday, March 23, in the Bianco Room.

This year’s disabilities film festival marathon will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and opening remarks from James Lawler, DPS, chair and festival organizer and professor of disability studies and information technology at Pace; and Jonathan Hill, DPS, the festival’s distinguished guest presenter and dean of Seidenberg. Expert panelists include:

  • >> Victor Calise, Commissioner at the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • >> Allan B. Goldstein, Senior Lecturer, New York University
  • >> Maria Hodermarska, Parent and Teacher, New York University
  • >> Gary Lind, Executive Director, AHRC New York City
  • >> Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Professor Emerita, Pace University
  • >> Isaac Zablocki, Co-Founder and Director, ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival

Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film is sponsored through the Dean for Students and the outreach programs of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival.

To RSVP or reserve seating, please e-mail or call James Lawler, DPS, at lawlerj@aol.com or (212) 346-1013.