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Words Matter: A Free Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel Discussion

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Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Kaufmann Theater

Arnold, MD 21012

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Providence Center and Anne Arundel Community College Present:


Words Matter: A Screening of the Film The R-Word & Panel Discussion


Sponsored by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council





The R-Word is the critically acclaimed first film by Amanda Lukoff. The documentary is based on Amanda's own experiences advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed). With The R-Word, she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and self-advocates speaking truth-to-power - ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change.

See the trailer here: https://www.therwordfilm.com

After the screening, a panel discussion will be held featuring the following guest speakers:

Amanda Lukoff, Filmmaker, The R-Word

Soeren Palumbo, Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, Special Olympics

Rosa and Nina Marcellino, Rosa's Law




This event is free and open to the public, but you must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite to attend.

Space is limited, and we ask that you inform us immediately if you cannot use your ticket(s) so that we can offer them to other interested attendees. You can contact us via email to specialevents@providencecenter.com or call 410-766-2212 x 105 to cancel your reservation.




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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. Attendees must be age 12 or older to attend the screening. ID not required.

Disclaimer: The film mentions the r-word multiple times, along with other epithets or potentially offensive language. The film also mentions the subject of sex.

How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

Please email specialevents@providencecenter.com or call 410-766-2212 x 105.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Upon check-in, you must show your registration confirmation on your mobile device, or present your printed ticket. If you purchase tickets for guests you must include their name(s) at the time of the reservation, or they must be present with you at registration to gain admission.

Where should I park?

Ample parking is available at AACC's East Campus in Parking Lot A, which is adjacent to the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) Building, which houses the Robert E. Kaufmann Theater. Please see the map below for more information.

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101 College Parkway

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Arnold, MD 21012

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