MOVE TO INCLUDE Presents: Rethinking College and The Opportunity Project

Poster for Rethinking College Event at the Little Theatre Sponsored by the Warner School of EducationMonday, May 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Little Theatre
240 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Promoting inclusive higher education.
Join us for a discussion about how access to higher education impacts students with intellectual disabilities and leads to meaningful employment.

The event will include screenings of Rethinking College, a film produced by Think College, and The Opportunity Project, a new micro-documentary film series created by the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and funded by the Golisano Foundation, followed by a discussion. The panel, moderated by Martha Mock, director of the Institute for Innovative Transition, will include the following panelists: subjects of The Opportunity Project films Cori Piels, a Monroe Community College alumna, and Robert Lonie, a Keuka College alumnus; Meg Grigal, co-director of Think College; and David Basinger, chief academic officer at Roberts Wesleyan College.

The films will be presented as part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Through programming and special events, its mission is to create a more inclusive community by encouraging community dialogue and inspiring people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

The event is free and open to the public. The films are open captioned and a sign language interpreter will be provided for the discussion. For questions about the event, please contact the Institute for Innovative Transition at 585-275-2454 or transition@warner.rochester.edu.

Download the poster.




Tags: college access, disabilities, Institute for Innovative Transition