Redefining Inclusion Events

Redefining Inclusion

How does our definition of intelligence limit people with disabilities?

This past January, the filmmaker, disability advocates and experts from the Taishoff Center came together for a short preview of Intelligent Lives, a documentary exploring the importance placed on IQ and how self-advocates across the country are challenging the notions of intelligence and pushing for a more inclusive society.

During the post-film discussion, we discussed how professional development, portrayal of disability in the media and an increase in college options, including Syracuse’s InclusiveU program, can provide new opportunities for independence.

Los Angeles: “Disability in the Media”

January 26, 2017 | 6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Program
The Intercontinental Century City

Moderated by Beth Myers: Executive Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education

San Francisco: “Inclusive Education”

January 25, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Program
Delancey Street Foundation

  • Cheryl Theis education advocate, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Kathleen Gee professor, Special Education, California State University, Sacramento
  • Dan Habib filmmaker, Intelligent Lives and Including Samuel
  • Micah Fialka-Feldman ’15 self-advocate and teaching assistant at Syracuse University, featured in Intelligent Lives
  • Brent Elder G’16 Professor of Inclusive Education, Rowan University

Moderated by Beth Myers: Executive Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education

Photos of the event will appear soon!

These events were hosted in partnership with Syracuse University Los Angeles
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