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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

7-9pm

You’re invited to the D.C. premiere of the award-winning documentary

Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

{Q&A with the film’s director, Regan Pretlow Brashear, after}

When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 7 PM – 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Where: St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, D.C.

More about Fixed:
From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Since its release a little over one year ago, Fixed has screened in film festivals around the world and as a keynote at 7 academic and professional conferences. Most recently the United Nations licensed the film for their work on the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Learn more at:http://fixedthemovie.com/

Accessibility:
ASL interpretation will be provided during the Q&A and closed captioning will be provided during the film. The event space and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Low Fragrance: To help make this event as accessible as possible to participants for whom chemicals or fragrances are an access barrier, please refrain from wearing any scented products or washing with them on the day of the event. For additional accommodation requests, including requests for audio description and braille programs, please contact Carol Tyson, by February 22nd via email at ctyson@unitedspinal.org, or phone: (202) 556- 2076 ext 7104.

Grub:
Vegan and gluten free snacks will be provided.

Directions:
The church is at the corner of 16th and Newton Streets NW, accessible via Metro’s Columbia Heights station on the Green Line and numerous Metrobus routes. Street parking is usually available within a few blocks of the church. Go to http://www.saintstephensdc.org/ / directions.html for driving directions. Capital Cab will be providing free accessible taxi service to and from the Columbia Heights Metro before and after the event.

Volunteer:
Interested in helping make this event a success through an in-kind donation, helping to set up the or clean up the day of, staffing a table, or bringing food? Contact Carol, ctyson@unitedspinal.org.

Thanks to these sponsoring organizations: United Spinal Association, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, The DC Center for Independent Living, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), and Capital Cab.

More details here.