Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7pm

Notre Dame University

Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


This event is free but ticketed. Reserve your seats today online at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

A post-film panel includes filmmaker Regan Brashear and the following:

Essaka Joshua is a teaching professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English and the Joseph Morahan Director of the College Seminar program in the College of Arts and Letters.  She is the founder of the Disability Studies Forum and has won the Society for Disability Studies Tyler Rigg Award for best paper in literature and literary analysis in Disability Studies Quarterly.

Oluwaferanmi Okanlami is a student in the ESTEEM program of the College of Engineering and College of Science, partnering with Cleveland Clinic Innovations and Custom Orthopedic Solutions for his capstone thesis project.  He is an M.D. with expertise in orthopedics and personal experience with physical disability.  He is currently a family medicine resident physician at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Gerald McKenny is Walter Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of To Relieve the Human Condition: Bioethics, Technology, and the Body, and The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology, along with many journal articles and book chapters on topics in theological ethics, bioethics, the ethics of biotechnology, comparative religious ethics, and philosophy of medicine. He is the co-editor of five books of original essays. He is currently writing a book on the normative status of human nature in debates over biomedical enhancement technologies.

Anna Thompson is executive director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the endowed Judd & Mary Lou Leighton Director of the Performing Arts.  She specializes in curation and development of performing arts programming and interdisciplinary visiting artist residence projects.  She has commissioned the first new works in music, dance and theater to bear the name of the university on national and international tours.

Sponsored by NDnano, Nano Impacts Intellectual Community, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, John J. Reilly Center, College of Science, College of Engineering, and Disabilities Studies.