October 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Civil Rights for Disabled Persons: Bottom Dollars Screening and Discussion
We will be screening the film "Bottom Dollars," which highlights the fact that disabled people are routinely paid sub-minimum wage for their labor. After the screening, we will be discussing how this practice impacts disabled populations and undermines their civil liberties.
A brief panel discussion will immediately follow the one hour documentary. Panelists include: Jordan Melograna (Director of "Bottom Dollars"), Cheryl Bates-Harris (from the National Disability Rights Network), Professor Ruth Colker (from Moritz College of Law), Kerstin Sjoberg-Witt (from Disability Rights Ohio), and Derek & Sheri Hunter (from the Two Foundation). “Bottom Dollars” exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal stories and expert interviews. It also presents clear employment alternatives with competitive wages and community inclusion.