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Sixth Annual Pace University Film Festival Marathon Celebrates Individuals with Disabilities

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On March 20, Pace University and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will host its Sixth Annual Film Festival in Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film.

This year’s Festival, led by James Lawler, Professor of Disability Studies at Pace University, will showcase films from the Sprout Film Festival, chosen by a focus group of NYU and Pace students. The festival will also include a film created by ADAPT Community Network consultant, Essie Walker who attends the NYU Disabilities Studies Course, taught by Professor Allan Goldstein. Together with two NYU students, Simone Marie Brown and Ching Hung Guan, Essie created a film, titled “When Essie Met Earnest” last semester at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering experiential Disabilities Studies course, which is one of three core courses for the cross-university Disabilities Studies minor.

Pace University’s Film Festival will be held from 5pm until 9pm, and will feature distinguished panelists in the field of disability advocacy for discussion of each of the films. More than 150 guests from community organizations, people with disabilities along with their families and Pace students will be in attendance this year. All ADAPT Community Network staff, individuals and others interested in this topic are invited to attend. To RSVP: contact Professor James Lawler, DPS at lawlerj@aol.com or 212.346.1013.

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