The School of Education, IDEA, and disAbility Services will be hosting a screening of Intelligent Lives by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib on Monday, December 3 at 6:30 pm in the ETC Auditorium.
The documentary chronicles the life of Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, three individuals with intellectual disabilities that showcase them overcoming obstacles in school and in their professions.
“The School of Education, IDEA at Holy Family, and disAbility Services are sharing the message through this documentary that there is so much more to intelligence than an IQ score could ever capture,” said Dr. Geralyn Arango, a Professor in the School of Education. “Intelligent Lives introduces three young adults with intellectual disabilities as they try to live their dreams, as we all do, with their challenges, successes, and people who care about them. It also takes us back to the ugly history that reduced intelligence to an IQ score and lowered and continues to lower expectations for people with disabilities. I hope it generates conversation and thought about next steps for our community.”
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please visit https://www.holyfamily.edu/intelligent-lives.