Words Matter | A Virtual Screening of the film: The R Word & Panel Discussion

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Providence Center and Anne Arundel Community College Present:
Words Matter | A Virtual Screening of the Film: The R-Word & Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
The R-Word is the critically acclaimed first film by Amanda Lukoff. The documentary is based on Amanda's own experiences advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed). With The R-Word, she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and self-advocates speaking truth-to-power - ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change.

See the trailer here: https://www.therwordfilm.com

After the screening, a panel discussion will be held featuring the following guest speakers:
Amanda Lukoff, Filmmaker, The R-Word;
Rosa and Nina Marcellino, Rosa's Law

This project was supported, in part by grant number CFDA 93.630, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

This event is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required via Eventbrite to receive the link to access the event.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../words-matter-a-virtual...


Q- Is there a minimum age requirements to view the film?
A- No; however, parental discretion is advised. The recommended viewing age is 12 yrs and older based on the disclaimer below:
Disclaimer: The film mentions the r-word multiple times, along with other epithets or potentially offensive language. The film also mentions the subject of sex.

Q- How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?
A- Please email specialevents@providencecenter.com or call 410-766-2212 x 110.

Q- How do I access the screening and panel discussion?
A- A link will be provided to all registered attendees no less than 24 hours prior to the event.

Event Date
Monday, March 8, 2021
Event time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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