Forget Me Not (Rota6 Films, 2018) is a recent documentary film in which parents and filmmakers Olivier and Hilda Bernier share the personal impact of NYC’s segregated education system as they fight for their son Emilio’s right to be educated alongside his peers. Forget Me Not intimately documents a family’s fight to have their son with Down syndrome included in the country’s most segregated school system, the New York City public school system. Propelled forward by others’ struggles and successes, Forget Me Not offers a rare look at what a truly inclusive education can look like and how it can lead to a more inclusive society so that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Attendees will be sent a link to view the film from home before the event. At the event, we will share clips from the film as a preface to an interactive talk-back with filmmaker Olivier Bernier, facilitated by Kim Williams, Esq., founder & chair of Inclusion Works Foundation. Come and learn about educational inclusion and the future of educational access for persons with IDD.
The Willowbrook Legacy Project is proud to co-sponsor this event with Inclusion Works Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Educational Public Charity. IWF endeavors to provide services nationally and takes pride in offering the best resources, parent support, advocacy, scholarships, and training services on inclusion, in partnership with groups that provide direct support and therapeutic services to children and families in need.
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