THE REAL STORY
“People with disabilities aren’t just those heroes or those people who rise and walk when there’s five minutes left with the Family Channel movie of the week. That doesn’t happen in reality.”
– John Tschida, Vice President of Public Affairs and Research at Courage Kenney Rehabilitation Institute
Minnesota has often led the nation in responding to the concerns of the disability community by reporting on the issues that affect them. Still, stories intended to be factual are often influenced by misconceptions that are ultimately harmful to people with disabilities. Narrated by Kevin Kling, The Real Story explores biases in media coverage of disability issues in Minnesota and nationally and examines the role of grassroots and mainstream media outlets in reporting on stories important to all people with disabilities.
OCTOBER 28, 6:30-8:30PM
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis A panel discussion moderated by Reg Chapman of WCCO-TV will follow the film.
(A second screening will be held November 4, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, in the Great Hall of the U-MN’s Coffman Memorial Union.)
Both events are free and open to the public.
If you are interested in attending, please register online to ensure seating. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org