FREE Film Screening – Intelligent Lives
22 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL), UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) for a night at the movies to celebrate Community Living Month. The event will also launch CIC’s new project – Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment (TYDE) – a network of partners committed to improving the employment outcomes for youth ages 14 – 18 with intellectual disabilities or autism in BC.
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 personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
For more information about the film, please visit www.intelligentlives.org. This is a FREE event however pre-registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of guests who will attend.