Join Amsterdam United in this screening of the movie Crip Camp, a movie commemorating the disability rights movement in the United States and detailing disabled experiences throughout. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the movie that encourages audiences to reflect on the role of disabled people in society, disabled identity, and empowerment. The event is in celebration of International Day for Disability, and aims to spark dialogue about disabled experiences consisting of marginalization, liberation and joy. The goal is to create a space for disabled people and non-disabled allies to learn about and discuss disability in a safe and welcoming setting.
About Amsterdam United
Amsterdam United is a student organization that would like to see the great variety of identities of the city of Amsterdam back at the UvA. A place where each and every student can feel at home, be inspired, gain knowledge, encounter different visions, and develop themselves. Therefore, Amsterdam United aims at constituting a diverse platform where students with different ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual identities, abilities, genders and so forth can feel at home. Amsterdam United wants to establish interactions and relations between people who otherwise might not meet each other. We try to look for new commonalities without forgetting what makes us different from one another. Amsterdam United does not focus on already delimited social groups but instead focuses on the need to connect all students and to create a community amongst those who join us. We regard diversity as a method that can confront one another with different perspectives, ideals, lifestyles, and views which in turn will broaden the horizons that we have.