JDAIM: Film: “Intelligent Lives” and Engaging Discussion (virtual)

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Film: Intelligent Lives and Engaging Discussion
Tuesday, February 2, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join the Pozez JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC Inclusion & Disabilities program, and RespectAbility for an on-demand screening (becoming available on January 30) of Intelligent Lives, followed by a live discussion on February 2nd at 7:30pm. Both the film and discussion are free to attend and open to the public.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional story of his son, Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States. Intelligent Lives is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

On Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30pm, participate in a lively dialogue about the poignant film, Intelligent Lives, moderated by Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Featured panelists are Carly OkyleJordyn Zimmerman, and Yonatan Koch, all members of RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau.

Please note that there are two versions of this film available for streaming: For a version of the film with closed captioning, please click here. For a version of the film with both closed captioning and audio descriptionplease click here.

After this content becomes available on January 30 starting at 6pm, you will have 5 days to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 72 hours to finish watching the film. The February 2nd at 7:30pm livestream discussion can be viewed anytime until February 5th at 11:45pm.

Co-sponsored with Edlavitch DCJCC and RespectAbility. 

Cost: Free

Register: Visit Website

For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Jessica Tischler