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Diversity and Inclusion

This is Not About Me | Film Screening and Q&A

March 30, 2023 at 5:00pm7:00pm EDT

Dineen Hall, Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 020) and Virtual (See event details)

What is it like to be autistic and non-speaking in a world that has already made up its mind about you? This Is Not About Me tells the story of Jordyn Zimmerman. Jordyn dreamt of becoming a teacher. She started out eager to learn at school, but she was soon separated from the other children. Unable to communicate, teachers thought she was also unable to understand or learn. Year after year, her behavior worsened. She was restrained and placed in seclusion. Jordyn found herself caught in a system that unintentionally turned her life into a living nightmare. Finally, at the age of 18, with the help of educators who see her differently, she manages to turn her fate and flourish.

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Hybrid Event: registration is not required for in-person attendance. Free and open to the public. CART open captioning/Zoom captions will be provided.

Sponsored by the School of Education‘s Ganders Lecture Series and Center on Disability and Inclusion.

This event was first published on December 21, 2022 and last updated on January 10, 2023.

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