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Intelligent Lives at UNC Charlotte: 3 PM until 5 PM

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McKnight Hall in Cone University Center

Cone University Center

9025 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223

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Intelligent Lives at UNC Charlotte

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The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, UNC Charlotte's College of Education Diversity Committee, UNC Charlotte's Chapter of Best Buddies, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the Crisis Intervention Team of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, and Disability: IN North Carolina proudly present , from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships. An expert panel discussion will be held immediately following the film.

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McKnight Hall in Cone University Center

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9025 University City Boulevard

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