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The Cinematheque

Invisible No More: A Community Gathering, Film Screening & Panel Event

Registration closes Aug 05, 2024, 11:00 p.m.

Invisible No More: A Community Gathering, Film Screening & Panel Event
Invisible No More: A Community Gathering, Film Screening & Panel Event

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8, Canada

About the event

Please join us for a community gathering over lunch, a film screening of Invisible No More, and panel presentation after the film. Hosted by Disability Without Poverty BC, BC Disability, Curiko, and BC People First Society

Andy Fiore’s Invisible No More is a documentary about brain injury and criminal justice. The screening will be followed by a panel of experts discussing broader issues such as mental health, homelessness and addiction that ripple from the film onto our city streets. This event presents a unique opportunity to strengthen community, foster understanding and celebrate Disability With Possibility. We are capable of so much!

NO CELL PHONES DURING THE FILM - NO CALLS, PHOTOS OR FILMING. THANK YOU.

Sunday, August 11, 2024 |  11am-4pm

The Cinematheque: 1131 Howe St. Vancouver

Lunch & Networking 11:00am-1:25pm

Film Screening 1:30-2:40pm

Panel Presentation 2:45-3:45pm

Panel members inlcude... TBA. 

We are inviting MPs, MLAs, City Councillors, and regional service providers for people with disabilities to join members from our organizations for this community event.  This event is for those who want to:

  • Gain firsthand insights into the lived experiences of people with disabilities, which can inform and enhance their policy-making efforts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to engaging with and understanding the needs of the disability community, fostering trust and goodwill among constituents.
  • Hear directly from individuals affected by disability-related policies, providing valuable feedback that can be used to improve existing legislation and develop new initiatives.

Media representatives are welcome to attend. Members of sector-wide disability rights advocacy groups are also welcome. Interested in joining as a host organization with us at DWP-BC, BC Disability, Curiko, and BCPF? Let us know! 

Content warning:

Disability Without Poverty’s Shape the CDB project captured the voices of disabled Canadians living in poverty. We actively sought the opinions of the hardest-to-reach communities including: 2SLGBTQ+, racialized,  Indigenous, refugees, homeless, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, veterans, institutionalized, and Northern communities. Many of these stories are difficult to hear. But our job is not only to listen, but to help them be heard.

The film we are screening contains conversations related to childhood trauma, sexual abuse, violence, gangs, incarceration, drug addiction, bullying and suicidal ideation.

Notice of filming and photography:

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction. 

Disability WIthout Poverty BC will be recording during the event. Event organizers will also be taking photos during the event. 

Masks are encouraged but not required:

Current provincial mask guidelines in BC are as follows: Wearing a mask is a personal choice. 

Lunch will be catered by Tayybeh:

Tayybeh's mission is to continue to empower newcomer women and offer opportunities for employment, financial independence and social integration by offering and highlighting their delicious and authentic local food.  Meat and vegan options will be available. 

Registration closes Aug 05, 2024, 11:00 p.m.

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