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Category: Community Training Event
Title: The Forerunners--A film about disability and employment
Start Date: 2012-09-30 @ 3:00 PM
End Date: 2012-09-30 @ 4:00 PM
Details: Professor Fong Chan in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special
Education will be showing his film "The Forerunners" in the Wisconsin Science
Festival [LINK][LINK]. The film was created as a
response to the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The film, produced with support from
the Minority-Disability Alliance in STEM project, consists of interviews with
people with disabilities (and their supervisors) working successfully in the
information technology field and discussing their work and the challenges they
have faced. Professor Chan will provide some statistics about employment
participation of people with disabilities in STEM fields; discuss the need to
expand educational and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in
STEM; show the film; and then entertain questions from the audience.
Cost: Free
Location: Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium/Waisman Center
State: WI
City: Madison
Zipcode: 53705
Region: Northeastern
County: Dane
Geographic Scope: Wisconsin Local
Ages: School Age (6-17),Young Adult (18-29),Adult (30-49),Older Adult (50-59),Senior Adult (60+)
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