“Redefining Inclusion” in Washington DC

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education will bring its message of lifelong inclusion for people with disabilities to D.C. as part of the event series “Redefining Inclusion.” This event is being hosted in partnership with the Syracuse University Alumni Association in Washington, DC and will feature the DC premiere of Dan Habib’s new documentary Intelligent Lives.

Syracuse University InclusiveU alumni and current Taishoff Center employee Micah Fialka-Feldman is featured in the film, which follows his transition into independent living, exploring his social life, advocacy work, employment, and circle of support in Syracuse.

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. The film points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

Panel discussion to follow including:

  • Dan Habib, Filmmaker, Intelligent Lives, Who Cares About Kelsey? and Including Samuel
  • Micah Fialka-Feldman ’15, Outreach Coordinator, Taishoff Center, featured in Intelligent Lives
  • Current InclusiveU students
  • Beth Myers, Taishoff Center Executive Director (moderator)

Inquiries about the event or RSVPs can be sent to Karly Grifasi.

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