Crip Camp Screening

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions.

Join us for a screening of Crip Camp followed by a panel discussion. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

The event takes place at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, August 24, 2024. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the film starts at 6:00 pm.

CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION | Official Trailer | Netflix | Documentary

On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is e…