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In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lincoln Center’s ADA in the Arts features programs with and for people with disabilities. This event is co-presented with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, filmmakers Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht reflect upon the disability rights movement through the lens of their critically acclaimed film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. This remarkable documentary tells the story of how Camp Jened cultivated a community for teens with disabilities who would go on to team together to fight for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Timed to this historic anniversary, the filmmakers join us for a moderated discussion with disabled advocates as they pass the torch to the next generation of disability leaders.

Interested in watching the film prior to discussion? Stream it now on Netflix and check out a selection of clips and the trailer below.


SPECIAL NEW SHORT:

Elevator Pitch
Martyna Starosta • 13m

NYC has 472 subway stations. Only about 25% of those have a working elevator. Martyna Starosta’s remarkable short film Elevator Pitch sheds light on the subway’s dire accessibility issues, revealing a system that shuts many out of cities in motion—and the disability advocates who are still fighting to make the MTA accessible for all. Watch below, and learn more here.