Crip Camp Guided Panel Discussion

Crip Camp Guided Panel Discussion
Where: Zoom Begins: Oct. 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Ends: Oct. 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  

Services for Students With Disabilities (SSWD) is hosting a screening and discussion of the Netflix film “Crip Camp” which follows a revolution born out of a ramshackle summer camp for individuals with disabilities. The documentary tells the story of how these teens became revolutionary activists in the Woodstock era and imagined a future that included those with disabilities in community and culture.

SSWD invites the campus community to participate in the screening and discussion of “Crip Camp” on Thursday, October 29. There are two ways that students, faculty, and staff and others can participate. Participants can either watch the film on their own or join us for a Zoom screening on October 29 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. SSWD has arranged a panel of respondents from the disability community to help moderate a virtual discussion later Thursday evening. The panel and discussion will be held from 6–7 p.m.

Learn more about the panelists:

Dong Isbister is a UW-Platteville Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. She also teaches topics in disability studies and conducts research on gender, race, and disability. Isbister is enthusiastic about productive diversity and inclusive education. As a certified healthcare interpreter, she also has years of experience working with LEP patients and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Ann Wagner is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist who has worked at the Minneapolis VA HCS for the past 23 years, serving veterans and their families. She works primarily on the PTSD Clinical Team providing evidence-based assessments and interventions for PTSD and other trauma-related problems. Dr. Wagner herself is legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa.

Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. Matt has presented at over 100 local, regional, and national conferences and was named Best Speaker by Campus Activities Magazine in 2014, and Best Diversity Artist in 2010 and 2013. Matt has delivered his messages to over a million people and two sitting presidents of the United States. He published his first book, Able-Bodied Like Me, in 2017. Matt was also a member of the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team for eight years, and he competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and in the World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in 2002.

Hugo Trevino was born with a genetic disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 3 which has presented him with unique challenges that made him constantly have to adapt. Hugo is a proud first-generation Mexican American born to two immigrant parents and a Chicago native. His passion of service and advocacy has led him to the University of Illinois at Chicago as he is ready to work with students, make sure they have equal access to higher education, and help them achieve their full potential at UIC and beyond. Recently, Hugo has been accepted as a Fellowship to the ADA 25. This Fellowship is the only program in the country for emerging leaders with disabilities. Hugo strongly believes that every generation has a responsibility to create safe spaces, build communities, and support one another whenever possible.

We are requesting all participants to RSVP to receive Zoom links to the screening and discussion. A link will also be provided if you wish to watch the film on your own prior to the guided panel discussion.

We look forward to your participation!