A Crip Camp Discussion: Community Building as Movement Building

August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

This Netroots Nation panel will be moderated by Andraéa LaVant and will feature Patrick Cokley, Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham, and Natasha Ofili.


Netflix’s award-winning documentary, Crip Camp, chronicles the story of the disability rights movement through the lens of those who led it: disabled people. Moreover, it shares about the transformative power of community building as an impetus for change. In response to present-day global crises, the Crip Camp impact campaign has focused on carving out space for strategic community building that centers collective access and collective liberation. Lauded as a key leader in the social impact space, the campaign has engaged communities worldwide in its efforts to present disability justice as an overarching social justice issue. To date, almost 9,000 participants gather each week for its signature program: Crip Camp: The Official Virtual Experience.

As we continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), join Crip Camp co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht; actress and Crip Camp impact campaign advisor, Natasha Ofili; and disability policy leader and Crip Camp: The Official Virtual Experience presenter, Patrick Cokley, for a deep-dive discussion on key takeaways from the film and how modern social justice movements can cultivate their communities to strengthen them for lasting social change. This discussion will be moderated by Crip Camp Impact Producer, Andraéa LaVant.


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