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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Lunch & Learn Movie Series

We are hosting a series of disability-themed movies over the next few months. Join us for lunch, watch the movie and discuss the issues afterward.

Join us for one, two or all three movies; select the locations and dates that works for you and RSVP to Miranda or phone: 269-345-1516 x120. Let us know if you need an accommodation to participate.

Disability Network Southwest Michigan has a fragrance-free policy. For the well-being of those with scent sensitivities, please do not wear scented products when visiting our office or attending events.

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FEBRUARY:

Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives is a catalyst to transform the label of “intellectual disability” from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. The film stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

  • Kalamazoo
    Monday, February 11, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 517 E. Crosstown Parkway
  • Battle Creek
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:30–1:30
    United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region: 34 W. Jackson Street, Ste. 4B
  • St. Joseph
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 2900 Lakeview Avenue

MARCH:

Keep the Change

Keep the Change is a romantic comedy that follows the budding relationship of two people with autism. Their relationship must weather her romantic past, his judgmental mother and their own preconceptions of what love is supposed to look like. This film casts actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen.

  • Kalamazoo
    Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 517 E. Crosstown Parkway
  • Battle Creek
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:30–1:30
    United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region: 34 W. Jackson Street, Ste. 4B
  • St. Joseph
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 2900 Lakeview Avenue

APRIL:

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear is based on the true story of a father who is recovering from a manic breakdown and soon finds himself in over his head when he takes on the role of primary caregiver for his daughters while his wife returns to graduate school.

  • Kalamazoo
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 517 E. Crosstown Parkway
  • St. Joseph
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:30–1:30
    Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 2900 Lakeview Avenue
  • Battle Creek
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:30–1:30
    United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region: 34 W. Jackson Street, Ste. 4B