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Lives of Possibility: A Series on Inclusion
Intelligent Lives with Janice Fialka
Location: St Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, 421 Monroe St, Kalamazoo MI 49006
Tuesday, November 19; 7-9pm
Transformations is partnering with the Fetzer Institute and St Thomas More parish to offer a series on inclusion of those with disabilities.
The series will begin with film Intelligent Lives from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib and narrated by Academy-Award winning actor Chris Cooper. INTELLIGENT LIVES is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.
Janice Fialka, LMSW, ACSW is a nationally-recognized lecturer, author, and advocate on issues related to disability, parent-professional partnerships, inclusion, raising a child with disabilities, and sibling issues. She is the Special Projects Trainer for Michigan’s Part C Training and T.A. (Early On) and has been a social worker for over 40 years. Her son, Micah, is one of the young people featured in the film. Janice’s newest book, What Matters: Reflections on Disability, Community and Love chronicles her son Micah’s ground-breaking journey of full inclusion in school, community, work and life.
All events are free but registration is required.
Our programs on 'Lives of Possibility' are offered through a partnership between Transformations and the John E. Fetzer Institute whose mission is: "Helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world."
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