The FSU Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities is proud to present the documentary film “Lives Worth Living” an Thursday, October 5th from 6:00 to 7:30pm in IRC 115. This event will be a kick-off to the Disability Awareness Month and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
People with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States. But for most of American history, they occupied a sub-class of millions without access to everyday things most citizens take for granted: schools, apartment buildings, public transportation, and more. Some were forcible sterilized under state laws. Others were committed to horrifying institutions where they were left and forgotten. After World War II, however, things began to change, thanks to a small group of determined people with an unwavering determination to live their lives like anyone else, and to liberate all disabled Americans of the limitations their government refused to accommodate.
“Lives Worth Living” traces the development of consciousness of these pioneers who realized that in order to change the world they needed to work together. Through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, the disability rights community secured equal civil rights for all people with disabilities. Thanks to their effort, tens of millions of people’s lives have been changed.