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Invitation to Dance — Film Screening

Friday, July 24 at 7:00
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
FREE

Spearheaded by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York City has a full roster of educational, advocacy, recreational, and cultural events. Accessibility at Lincoln Center is delighted to participate by offering a range of family programs, awareness events, and public programming.

Join us for the screening of Invitation to Dance, followed by a discussion with directors Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton, and a DJ set with dance party.

DJ Selectress Iriela will perform after the film. To hear her music, visit https://soundcloud.com/selectress-iriela

Invitation to Dance
In 1971, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Still in college at the time, she suddenly confronted discrimination she couldn’t have imagined before she began using a wheelchair. Outspoken, thoughtful, and impassioned, Simi quickly became a resourceful activist. Invitation to Dance brings to light the efforts Simi has made to ensure rights for people with disabilities from the time of her injury to her present day efforts to bring an end to discriminatory taxi service and to maintain her capacity for love, sexuality, and dance.

For more information on Invitation to Dance visit invitationtodancedoc.com

Accessible wheelchair locations, Audio Description, Assistive Listening Devices and Captioning available. For questions about accessibility, please contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212 875 5375.

Presented in Collaboration with ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival


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