Američki pokret za prava osoba sa invaliditetom: Projekcija dokumentarnog filma “Lives worth living”

Specijalni savetnik za međunarodna prava osoba sa invaliditetom pri Stejt departmentu, Judith E. Heumann, prisustvovaće emitovanju dokumentarnog filma “Lives worth living” i učestvovati u diskusiji o američkom pokretu za prava osoba sa invaliditetom. Ovaj događaj će biti otvoren za medije.

 

Dokumentarac ”Lives worth living” prati razvoj pokreta za prava osoba sa invaliditetom u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama od završetka Drugog svetskog rata, kada su se hiljade ratnih vojnih invalida vratile kući, kroz njegovu ekspanziju tokom 1960-ih i 1970-ih, kada je počeo da poprima oblik drugih društvenih pokreta. Ispričan kroz razgovore sa pionirima pokreta (uključujući i Judith E. Heumann), zakonodavaca i drugih, film ‘‘Lives worth living” istražuje kako su Amerikanci najrazličitijih oblika invalidnosti (auditivne, govorne, vizuelne, fizičke i mentalne) započeli zajedničku borbu kako bi promenili percepciju javnosti i politike.

 

Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. In June 2010, she was appointed to her  current position as the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State. As the Special Advisor, Heumann leads the Department efforts to encourage and assist foreign governments and civil society organizations to increase their commitment and capacity to protect the rights, and ensure the inclusion and full participation of, persons with disabilities. She served as the World Bank’s first Advisor on Disability and Development and served in the Clinton Administration as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education from 1993 – 2001. She previously worked with numerous disability rights organizations including co-founding the World Institute on Disability and the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, California.

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