Sat, Mar 25|
Work and Play Cafe
Forget Me Not : Inclusion in the Classroom
Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom. “Inclusion early on almost guarantees inclusion ...
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Work and Play Cafe, 444 N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
About the event
As 3-year-old Emilio prepares to start school; his family finds itself embroiled in a challenge all too common for children with disabilities -- to secure the right to an inclusive education. Cornered in one of the most segregated education systems, New York City public schools, filmmaker Olivier and his wife Hilda turn the camera on themselves and their child with Down syndrome, as they navigate a byzantine system originally designed to silo children with disabilities. Emilio's parents learn from other families who have fought against the injustices built into the educational system while they continue their own battle for their son's future. Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.
SEATING IS LIMITED. TICKETS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. (If you are unable to afford the $5.00 to come, please contact Misty or Tiana for anonymous help.
The film brings together experts such as Thomas Hehir, Director of Special Education in the United States; Sara Jo Soldovieri, Advocate for the National Down Syndrome Society; Lori Podvesker, Director of Disability & Educational Policy; David H. Rose, co-creator of Universal Design of Learning; and Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Ed-Services.
The owner of the film has agreed to allow us to pay $5.00 per person to view the film.$5.00+$0.13 service feeSale ended