To celebrate that October is Disability Awareness Month, the Mondnock chapter of ABLE NH is hosting a Disability Film Festival on the first three Monday evenings in October. Films will be shown at the Peterborough Committee Theatre in downtown Peterborough followed by discussions with surprise guests. Film is a powerful medium to showcase oppression, resilience, and resurrection. The Monadnock chapter of ABLE NH warmly invites you to watch, learn and share about the experiences of life with a disability.
On October 9th, in great thanks to a partnership with the Monadnock Center for History & Culture, this month’s Community Conversation will be “Disability and Our Community”
This Community Conversation examines the ways our community responds to the challenges faced by people with disabilities. What are we doing right, and can we improve the way our institutions, companies and organizations work with individuals? What can we do locally to identify and change barriers to “the good life" for people who experience disabilities?
October 8th, 6:30pm - Lost in Laconia This harsh history of life in a state institution.
October 15th, 6:30pm - Intelligent Lives Southern NH’s premiere of Dan Habib’s newest film. A catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation to a life of possibility for most systemically segregated people in America.
October 22nd, 6:30pm - Autism in Love People who happen to experience a disability also have need as well as the civil right for romance, sexual intimacy and committed relationships.