Inclusive Education Project Podcast
by Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett: Special Education and Civil Rights Attorne
October 6, 2020 6:00 pm
Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.
We’re excited to welcome Todd Hasak-Lowy back to the show. There was an amazing Netflix documentary called “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” that aired right around the time the pandemic hit, and many people, including us, missed out on seeing or hearing about it because of that event. Thankfully, Todd let us know about it, we’ve watched it, and now we’re all going to be sharing our thoughts on its relevance today and why you just might want to watch it, too!
Todd Hasak-Lowy is an author and Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives in Evanston, Illinois (just outside Chicago), with his wife, two daughters, a dog, and two cats.
His latest book for the younger crowd is We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World.
– Access to education is not a new issue; it has been an ongoing struggle.
– Todd shares the premise of the movie, Crip Camp, wherein teens with disabilities at a camp in the mid-70s are provided filming equipment. This leads them to become activists for the disability rights movement, and the movie follows their fight for accessibility and inclusion.
– Powerful, emotional moments of recognition are shared.
– These kids knew they had value, and they were demanding that others see it in them, as well.
– We can never assume that those with disabilities have reached a point where they have stopped learning or growing.
– It’s important to put a face to the fact that anybody could become disabled at any point during their lives.
– Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a must-see! It has a great soundtrack, is a fascinating glimpse inside grassroots activism, and is executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Connect with Todd!
Enjoy Todd’s Previous Interview on the Podcast:
We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World with Todd Hasak-Lowy [IEP 134]
We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World by Todd Hasak-Low
More About Crip Camp:
Crip Camp Website
Watch Crip Camp on Netflix
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