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New NYC documentary screening, August 5th.

  • 1.  New NYC documentary screening, August 5th.

    Posted 07-27-2021 10:41
    Dear all,

    I am delighted to share that we will be holding an online screening of a tremendous recent documentary, "The Biggest Obstacle", on Thursday August 5th at 6:30pm Eastern. You can access details on SLA's event calendar https://connect.sla.org/events/calendar, and the description and registration link are here too: 
    "The Biggest Obstacle follows the investigations of researcher and disability rights activist Jessica Murray as she examines accessibility in the New York City Transit System over a two year period wherein she progresses from a vocal activist to a person of actual influence and import in the system, all while under the shadow of her own imminent decline into disability due to multiple sclerosis. It features numerous interviews and ride-alongs with people with a variety of disabilities as they discuss and demonstrate their experiences with the transit system and their activism to fight for their rights. It also includes documentation of numerous protests and an exclusive interview and ride-along with New York Transit President Andy Byford as he discusses the work he did to improve accessibility and his sudden departure from that position in the middle of restructuring the system."
    This will be held over zoom, the registration link is https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcOCgqDMvGt1ZFps0msZMVGl9YKPO2wAB, and Jessica will also be joining us for some discussion/Q&A afterwards. There is no charge to attend, we just ask people to register to get the meeting link. Captions and audio description of the film will be available.

    I had the pleasure of seeing this myself a few weeks ago, and it totally blew me away. It's beautifully created with a powerful message to share, and I hope it will be of interest to all of us in the NYC community.
    all my best,
    Emma


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    Emma Davidson MA MLIS
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