'Deej' The Inclusion Tour

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Event Location: 

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213
Join PublicSource and the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.  This is an advanced screening of a breakthrough film followed by a panel discussion with DJ Savarese and area autism advocates. 
DJ Savarese (“Deej”) is a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics.  Once a profoundly disabled foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ dreams of college and insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they have neurological differences.  Will DJ find freedom for himself and others?  In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy, the director and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism.  With unflinching candor, Deej reveals what it takes to make the goals of inclusion and disability rights a reality.  
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