Pitt-Bradford to show documentary 'Lives worth Living'

Pitt-Bradford will show the documentary “Lives worth Living” as part of Disability Awareness Month.

 

            The film details how those with disabilities advocated for rights for those with disabilities. Their efforts eventually led to the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life.

 

            “Using archival footage and stories from those with disabilities allows viewers to understand the need for the hard-fought set of civil rights affirming that discrimination will not be tolerated in our society,” said Carma Horner, disability resources and services coordinator at Pitt-Bradford.

 

            The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus. It will be followed by a short presentation by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation regarding disability etiquette and people with disabilities seeking employment. A question and answer period will follow. Refreshments will be served.