TWO Seattle screenings of the new documentary "INVITATION TO DANCE": Oct 19 @6:30 @NW Film Forum; Oct 20 @3:00 @UW Ode 220

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, 6:30pm, at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. This screening is part of the Social Justice Film Festival (tickets $10).

Monday, Oct 20, 3:00-5:00pm, at UW Seattle Odegaard Library, Room 220 (free).

The Oct 20th screening is free and will include Q&A with the director Christian von Tippelskirch. All are welcome to attend! This screening is sponsored by UW D Center, Disability Studies Program, and CHID Program. ASL interpretation and CART captioning will likely be provided. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please be fragrance-free. FB event page.

*A documentary film*
by Christian von Tippelskirch & Simi Linton

In 1971, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a wheelchair-riding young college student, she confronted insidious forms of discrimination she couldn’t have imagined before. Over time, she joined forces with a vibrant disability community, and realized that political engagement, love, and dancing could once again be central to her life.

OCT 19: Join us to celebrate a new season of social justice films at the festival kickoff party! Enjoy light refreshments and watch a sampling of stellar short films and the feature-length documentary Invitation to Dance. Stay afterward for a Q&A with director Christian von Tippelskirch and a panel discussion about disability rights.  Disability Rights Washington is sponsoring the Oct. 19 event. Additional supporters include the University of Washington D Center and Disability Studies Program.

The Social Justice Film Festival, October 18-30, 2014, also presents nine FREE film screenings on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, in partnership with the UW Law, Societies, & Justice Program and Innocence Project Northwest.  FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM at  For tickets and information.

To request disability accommodation, contact the UW Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at Requests can best be addressed if DSO receives them at least 10 days before the event.

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