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11th Annual Disability Awareness Day and ReelAbilities Film Festival

  • San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

Join Us For The 11th Annual Disability Awareness Day

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Disability Awareness Festivities:11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
San José City Hall Rotunda & Plaza
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95113

ReelAbilities Screenings:

Location: Hammer Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
Showtimes: 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Disability Awareness Day is a celebration of unity, inviting the entire community of San Jose to participate while promoting awareness and appreciation of people with differing abilities.

ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Reserve seats for this free event; http://hammertheatre.com/event/disability-day-film-festival/

ReelAbilities Film Festival at the Hammer Theatre Features

10:00 AM UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder develops in most people early in life, between eight and teenage years, so "Unstuck" documents OCD through kids' eyes only. While families and loved ones are desperate to help them, fighting OCD takes time and specialized therapy.

10:20 AM 4 Quarters of Silence  Diagrams a journey that follows the Texas School for the Deaf Rangers. Ask the school's head football coach, players, and the athletes' parents and you'll find out that deafness is not a weakness, but a strength.

2:30 PM Bottom Dollars The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938 included a revolutionary civil rights protection: a minimum wage. No longer could management exploit American workers for their hard work. At least, that was true as long as an employee did not fall under Section 14(c), which included an exemption allowing employers to pay "special” minimum wages—less than the Federal amount—to people with disabilities, even if they're doing the same job as someone earning the regular wage.

*ASL and Open Captions