The Educational Counseling and Disabilities is hosting the screening of “Invitation to Dance” on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00pm in the University Center 202.
In 1971, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a young disables college student, she confronted insidious forms of discrimination she couldn’t have imagined before. Over time she joined forces with a vibrant disability community and realized that political engagement, love, and dance could once again be central to her life.
Rock n’ Roll, dancing, and sexuality liberated Simi from the shame she felt as a young disabled woman. “Invitation to Dance” traces Simi’s first reluctant foray onto the dance floor at a party to present day when dance has become a central theme in our story of disabled people staking their claim to “equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!”