Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lives Worth Living Film Screening

On 01 September 2015, the American Corner Manila hosted a film screening of Lives Worth Living  to highlight the awareness campaign for people with disabilities around the world. 

Lives Worth Living is a documentary film about the Disability Rights Movement  that portrays the challenges, problems and barriers faced by people with disabilities to secure civil, political and social rights (learn more about the film here).

Appointed Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, Judith Heumann, graced the event in her first leg of a series of engagements with the Philippine government, civil society groups and student on the rights of people with disabilities (read more about SADR Judith Heumann here).

Other U.S Embassy officials present in the event were Ms. Carolyn Glassman, Public Affairs Counselor; Ms. Rachael Parrish, Embassy Human Rights Officer; and Ms. Princess Grace Wooden, Deputy Director of Thomas Jefferson Information Center.

The event was attended by students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. 

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