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Date and time
Thursday, June 27, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm
7:00pm ET
GBH Studios
One Guest Street
Brighton, Massachusetts 02135
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Disability ReFramed: In Media considers the opportunities, strategies, and challenges facing journalists and filmmakers on both sides of the camera, and imagines what the future could be.

In this inaugural event, Producer, Director and cinematographer Dan Habib, creator of award-winning, nationally broadcast documentary films Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, and Intelligent Lives, will join panelists Cara Reedy, Founder and Director of the Disabled Journalists Association; Liz Pritchard, creator and CEO of PaperBag Comic, flash mentor for Lights! Camera! Access! and Post-Production Supervisor for ADA Lead On Productions; and Meghan Smith, Senior Producer at GBH News. They will discuss how disability is covered in film and in newsrooms, and speak candidly about how "Nothing About Us Without Us" applies to work behind the camera, on film sets and in newsrooms, and organizations more broadly.

Disability ReFramed is a new annual event at GBH designed to consider the opportunities, strategies, and challenges we face as a community and to imagine what the future could be. Join us to meet and network prior to the event and learn more from organizations presenting in the GBH Atrium.

Some of the questions we hope to address:
What are the common pitfalls in news and film coverage; the impacts on public perception and community self-image; as well as strategies to overcome them?

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib leads an important conversation with media makers for this inaugural event at GBH designed to address topics related to disability, access, and inclusivity.

An expert panel will consider: Are people with disabilities considered, consulted, and represented accurately as both subjects and producers?

How are journalists considering disability and the impact on disabled people when covering major news stories ranging from employment, climate change, healthcare, education and more?

Is your newsroom, film set, or workplace ready to support disabled employees and makers?

How can organizations meaningfully implement “Nothing about us without us” to benefit storytelling in news and film?

Please send us your great questions!

Event registration is FREE but required for the in-person and virtual experience. In-person seating is general admission.

Tickets are free but we suggest a donation of $5 per ticket.

This event will be captioned using CART, and will have American Sign Language interpreters (ASL). Both will be available for live and virtual audiences. If you would like to request an additional accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Accessibility@WGBH.orgor call Audience and Member Services at 617-300-3300 (M-F, 9am-5pm) in advance of your visit. Please note that we will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.

Directions and parking: https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/where-we-are/brighton-studios

GBH is accessible via public transportation, with travel details available on our website.

This is a mask-friendly event. Masks will be available at check-in.

15 Guest Street Parking Ticket Validation: GBH will validate parking tickets for guests who park in the 15 Guest Street Garage. Please bring your ticket inside to the registration table when you arrive. Parking ticket validation will happen as guests arrive to the event.


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