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SWOPP Presents HALE: a discussion on disability

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HALE tells the story of Hale Zukas, the "grandfather" of the disability movement.

Following the screening will be a moderated panel on disability and its intersections with social work featuring the filmmaker. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Monday, December 04, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


PANELISTS:
Brad Bailey, Filmmaker
Originally from Moultrie, Georgia, Bailey received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale and his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton. He is currently a graduate student in OralHistory at Columbia University. Last Spring, he recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism and "Hale" is his documentary thesis from the program, advised by Robert Calo and Orlando Bagwell

Isaac Smith, Producer
Isaac’s interests include cognitive science, public policy, and cinematography. He has produced educational, instructional, and social issue documentaries in such far-flung locations as Dakar, Senegal and Yangon, Myanmar.
A 2015 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Public Policy, he studies the interface between politics, cognition, and morality. He is interested in being at the vanguard of the new evidence informed, multimedia conversation about how society should regulate itself in the era of neuroscience and Big Data. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic father, yogi, gardener, and gesture and multimodality researcher.

Rebecca Serbin, DRA Staff Attorney
Rebecca Serbin joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2017 as a Staff Attorney. Ms. Serbin received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2013, and her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University in 2010. Prior to joining Disability Rights Advocates, she was a litigation associate at a New York law firm and clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. While in law school, Ms. Serbin was an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, and led the Civil Rights Law Project. She also interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Sara Liss, Esq.
Sara Liss joined Disability Rights New York as a staff attorney in August 2014. She a devoted disability rights advocate and has served clients in matters involving employment, housing, transportation, education, healthcare, jail and prison rights, and other issues. She represents clients in administrative and legal proceedings for a wide variety of disability-related matters. The majority of her clients have physical or sensorial disabilities.
Sara earned her J.D. in 2014 from the UCLA School of Law and her B.A. with General Honors in 2011 from the University of Chicago, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.
Christina (Christy) Asbee, Esq.
Christy Asbee is a program director and attorney at Disability Rights New York. She serves NYS residents with disabilities receiving, interested in receiving, or having difficulty obtaining assistive technology. Christy has helped individuals receive devices such as motorized wheelchairs, speech generating devices, computers and training services, and the like through the VA, state and private health insurance providers, schools, employers, and other funding agencies. Her work helps people live independently, meet educational goals, and find and maintain employment.
Christy received her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2011. Prior to law school, she received a B.S. from Elmhurst College in Chicago, IL, attended Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and worked for two years in Akita, Japan.

Joseph A. LoGiudice
Joseph A. LoGiudice is Director of The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) of The City College of New York since September of 2015. He is a licensed social worker and an educator from New York City. Mr. LoGiudice is a seasoned professional with more than ten years of experience in the area of disability policy and services. He has taught college courses on disability policy, mental illness, clinical practice, and social welfare history and policies at various universities, including developing a course on disability policy at New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Mr. LoGiudice serves on the Advisory Board of Disability Compliance for Higher Education, a monthly journal that addresses vital issues for disability professionals at postsecondary institutions. He has published articles on the transition from postsecondary education to employment in the context of disability access and moving toward a disability studies framework at disability offices within higher education. His vision for the AAC/SDS is to expand the notion of disability beyond medicalization to a paradigm of inclusion and diversity. His interest is in understanding and advocating for LGBTQ individuals with disabilities, while utilizing perspectives from disability studies, sexuality studies, and intersectionality. Joseph is pursing a Ph.D. in World History from St. John's University that will focus on a comparative analysis of activism from the Disability and LGBTQ Rights Movements in the United States. He received a Master of Social Work degree from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University.

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The Silver School is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. For further information or requests regarding accessibility please email Silver.SWOPP@nyu.edu.

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