The Art of Being LC: Blazing a Trail of Freedom from Instutionalization to the Supreme Court
“The Art of Being LC”- tells the story of Lois Curtis, an African American woman with an intellectual disability who petitioned to leave Georgia Regional Hospital in Milledgeville to live in the community, and was denied by the state. Represented by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in a class action suit, the state of Georgia settled in the now historic Olmstead ACT of 1999 (integration mandate)---which resulted in the closure of most of the remaining state institutions in Georgia (including Georgia Regional in Rome), and required community residential living and integration for people with intellectual disabilities. This is an important and locally relevant civil rights issue that is not on most people’s radar. I have purchased a license fee for screening this film for 100 people or less on October 16th from producer/director Carl King. I can produce a copy of the invoice upon request.
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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