Many of us rely on public transportation to go about our daily lives, but how easy is it for everyone in our communities to access? Join us on Thursday August 5th for a documentary screening and discussion with New York-based researcher and disability rights activist Jessica Murray.
The Biggest Obstacle follows Jessica's investigations 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. The film 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.