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Sprout Film Festival

What:  Sprout Film Festival: Making the Invisible Visible

When: 2:30 to 6:30 on September 10th, 2016

Where: Harland Cinema at Emory University

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Logistics: The event is free but we are requesting RSVPs so we can best organize and plan for the event. Please RSVP here

Parking is also free at the Peavine lot, from which attendees can either take a shuttle to the Harland Cinema or walk there in under 5 minutes. Please see the attached map for specifics.

Sponsors: The Disability Studies Initiative is hosting with with Hi Hope, a organization in Gwinnett that works with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Sprout, an organization in NYC that has a library of films about and by this community.

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The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a working group generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty and students. The Initiative is led by a group of faculty and students who are interested in the social, cultural, historical, political, and legal dimensions of disability in our world. Our mission is to promote the growth and increase the profile of Disability Studies at Emory University.

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