“Lives Worth Living” will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This is a joint venture between the Greenbrier Valley Disability Awareness Committee, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Concord University and will be held at the Osteopathic School in Lewisburg.
The documentary tells the story of a man adjusting to life with a spinal cord injury and his role in the early days of the Disability Rights Movement. The film is an honest depiction of what life was like prior to the Americans with Disabilities Act and how individuals with disabilities fought so fervently to get equal rights.
Shawn Allen of the Social Work Department at Concord University will moderate the event and the department will be offering two free Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers. After the video of “Lives Worth Living,” panelists Michael Meadows, assistant director of West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation; Dr. Robert Foster, associate dean for Osteopathic Medical Education at WVSOM, and Teresa Hicks, SHIP coordinator with WV Aging & Disability Resource Center will share information and answer questions.
The GVDAC is a volunteer organization that works closely with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services to create awareness and support the rights of local individuals with disabilities. The organization serves Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties and is always looking for new individuals to join their team. The event is free and open to the public. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services at 304-645-7515.