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Web-Movie: Deej

illustration of a boy's face in profile with the name "Deej."

Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society’s obstacles to inclusion, and the beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces film-making and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.

Join us to watch and discuss this film online on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Please register in advance below. Disability Network Southwest Michigan believes all people deserve full access and inclusion in our programs and services and will make every effort to secure necessary accommodations for participants in our events. Please register as soon as possible if you will require an accommodation to participate.

Registration:

December 2 at 10:00 AM

Do you live or work in Kalamazoo County:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.