Event WLAIC

Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives (a film by Dan Habib) will be showing on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Lake Theater 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Tickets are available through WLAIC – contact William House

INTELLIGENT LIVES: a powerful documentary inviting us to rethink belonging and inclusivity through the lived experience of 3 young adults.

Sponsored by West Linn-Wilsonville Schools, West Linn-Alliance for Inclusive Community, and Lake Oswego Schools, join us for an evening to think together about creating a more equitable and inclusive community.

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes 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.

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