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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution provides a fascinating history of Camp Jened – a remarkable New York summer camp for children, teens, and adults with disabilities in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The influence of the camp inspired many prominent activists who would become pioneers in the disability rights movement, culminating in the 504 Sit-in protests in 1977, and in advocacy for the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Cathy Kudlick (San Francisco State University), Fran Osborne (San Francisco State University), Andraea Lavant (LaVant Consulting, Crimp Camp Impact Producer), and Dr. Laurie Lambeth (University of Houston) as they discuss the film, Camp Jened, and the history behind the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Catherine Kudlick is an expert on disability issues and has served as director of SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability since Fall 2012. She is the author of the book "Cholera in Post-Revolutionary Paris: A Cultural History," as well as the Director of the "Patient No More" exhibition.

Fran Osborne is a freelance designer and museum consultant from the UK. The main focus of her work is accessibility for people with disabilities. From 2013-2015 she worked with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State to create the innovative multi-media exhibition “Patient No More.”

Andraéa LaVant is widely recognized as the Impact Producer of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. She is the founder and president of LaVant Consulting Inc., a social impact communications firm that offers cutting-edge corporate development and content marketing for brands and nonprofits. She and her team have taught brands like Google, Verizon, Microsoft, Adobe, and Netflix how to include disability in their company’s programs and campaigns.

Laurie Lambeth is a faculty member in the Honors College at the University of Houston, where she teaches courses on literature and medicine. She is the former Reviews Editor for Disability Studies Quarterly, and her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, Seneca Review, Indiana Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review.