with Susan Nussbaum
Sunday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m.
In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month, you won’t want to miss this unique eye-opening opportunity when the Beth Emet Inclusion Committee presents an afternoon with Susan Nussbaum.
Susan Nussbaum is the writer/producer of Code of the Freaks, a soon to be released documentary film, will discuss how Hollywood’s depictions of characters with disabilities impacts our attitudes. Nussbaum will share clips of the film and lead a discussion about shifting perceptions and attitudes about disability.
Susan Nussbaum is a Chicago-based playwright, novelist and longtime disability rights and cultural activist. She won the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction for her novel Good Kings Bad King. Her work as a playwright has been seen in many Chicago theaters, including Victory Gardens, Second City, Steppenwolf, the Goodman Theater as well as theaters around the U.S. as a disability rights activist, Nussbaum started one of the earliest groups for girls with disabilities, the Empowered Fe Fes. For her work with disabled girls, she was named one of 50 visionaries who are changing your world by Utne Reader.