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News Contact:
Cathy Summa-Wolfe
, Director
Communications & Community Relations
415-485-9528

Disability History Summit at COM, October 20, 10 a.m.

Kentfield, CA—October 18, 2010—In recognition of the first annual Disability History Week in California, College of Marin and the Marin Center for Independent Living will hold a Disability History Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kentfield Campus, 835 College Ave., in the Student Services Building, Deedy Staff Lounge.

The summit includes a screening of the award-winning documentary Disability Culture Rap. The documentary exposes participants to the culture and pride of people with disabilities. The discussion and documentary will be broadcast live via the Web so that attendees may participate. Following the screening and webinar there will be exciting speakers on disability rights, and local organizations will speak about recreational opportunities available to individuals with disabilities in the Bay Area. All participants will have an opportunity to view a nationally renowned Disability History Exhibit produced by Advocating Change Together. The exhibit is a 22-panel collage that traces 3,000 years of seldom-told history of people with disabilities.

Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P to Jessie Sandoval at (415) 459-6245 ext. 27 or mciljessie@gmail.com.

For reasonable accommodations please contact Chris Schultz at least 7 days prior to the summit at (415) 485-9601.

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