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disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series to feature the movie “Bully”
The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. are pleased to host the 8th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. A reception will start at 6 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m. The featured film is “Bully,” followed by guest speaker Jesse Saperstein, best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker.

The Film Festival will feature the award winning and acclaimed documentary Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch. Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. The topic of bullying is an emerging social concern that has been played out in headlines all across the world. Bullying is a topic that cuts across gender, age, ethnic and economic demographics. The movie features five kids and their families by offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched their lives.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Bissnet, Buffalo Healthy Living, The Buffalo News, Child and Family Services, Hadley Exhibits and New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Tickets for the disABILITIES Film Festival can be purchased on the day of the event, at the Museum of disABILITY History or in advance at www.tickets.com. The cost for the disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series is $2.00 for students with I.D. and $5.00 for general admission. To learn more, visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716.629.3626.

Read more in the press release
Click the image above to see the full-size flyer!

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Forum
In order to better educate our community on the topic of bullying, including the bullying of individuals with disabilities, the Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. will host a Bullying Awareness and Prevention Forum on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, located at 3860 Main Street in Buffalo (located next door to the Museum of disABILITY History).

The panel will be made up of local experts on bullying awareness and prevention. Attendees will learn about the Museum of disABILITY History’s brand-new “kNOw bullying” program, which will premiere in school districts across Western New York in January of 2013. Guest speakers will be Tim and Tracy Rodemeyer, parents of Jamey Rodemeyer and advocates for LGBT youth and anti-bullying legislation.

Community members are encouraged to attend, along with: parents and guardians; educators, principals and administrators; school counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and guidance counseling staff; special education staff; mental health professionals; and PTA members and academic trainers.

The workshop cost is $5.00/person, which includes a free admission voucher to the 8th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on October 4. To RSVP for the forum, call 716.629.3615.

Become a Member
Want to support the Museum of disABILITY History? Membership opportunities are now available! With five different levels to choose from, you can choose the one that is right for you. All supporting membership levels are good for one year.
For more information, click on the flyer and registration form.

Updated Blog Posts
The Museum of disABILITY History has a blog at blog.museumofdisability.org and includes articles and information relating to disability history, awareness and education. Read a recent blog called "Grave Puzzles" about the Merritt/Spencer gravestone, the last remaining marked stone in the old Niagara County Poorhouse cemetery. Check it out and leave a comment!

For more information about the Museum of disABILITY History,
call 716.629.3626 or visit www.museumofdisability.org.

3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
Museum of disABILITY History Store online: store.museumofdisability.org

1219 North Forest Road | Williamsville, NY 14231 US

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