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We all know about Brexit…. Disability Rights might be on the line in the United Kingdom since the EU has been a strong influence when it relates to safeguarding rights for people with disabilities. The EU has played a key role in legislation that was put into place in the United Kingdom.

The legislations that were put in place with the influence of the European Union which helped to put these safeguards into place to protect people with disabilities within England.

These safe guards are put into place for a reason and if those who play key roles in government are wanting to pull laws and acts that are meant to help people will cause outrage in which it is needed especially when everyone deserves to have the ability to live their life the best they can.

This is where advocates need to step up fight to protect those who depend on these laws so they can be treated with respect and protecting them from being taken advantage of.

Tune in tonight we discuss this further… Tune in at http://tobtr.com/s/10167523.

There is an amazing play at Manhattan Theatre Club which is located at New York City’s Center. It is a beautiful play that depicts diversity and Martyna Majok really sparked the thought of how we are really like no matter what your differences are. The play also shows how far people will go to not only help each other however on the flip side the play also shows how far someone can go to get what the want.

I should mention that this is a limited run and it is a thrilling piece filled with a lot of twists and turns.

If you are in the New York City area check it out since it is a play that would spark conversation about the piece as a whole. It is a piece that I found to brilliant as someone who has an invisible disability and it shows how people are a like no matter what your differences are.

The cast is four brilliant actors and two of the actors we here at AMCPress&Co are familiar with from ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival when they had films in ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival two years ago.

 

Tenisions have been growing in the England over the disability benefit cuts which has led to Theresa May to get confronted by someone who is effected by the cuts. 

More has to done and taking away services will leave those who are rely on the benefits to become the most vulnerable. When people vote those into office they should be more aware of how there votes are effecting their constituents. 

One thing is for sure more advocates need to step up since those who need the benefits. 

Tune in tonight when this is discussed more on The Satirically Challenged Show. 

Glee’s Lauren Potter won an award from ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. It was awesome that Lauren was honored at the festival. Opening night film is called Sanctuary which is a comedy and the film is amazing. This was the U.S debut at ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. 

It was an exciting and the film festival is still going on until the 8th of March. If you are in the New York City area definitely check it out and attend one of their films. You won’t be disappointed! 

The closing nights film is called How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama. It’s a beautiful documentary. We loved it and the director spent 10 years documenting The Blind Boys of Alabama. We were thrilled that this film was the closing nights film. The band is great. We even managed to get a photo with them as well.


We do want to see all the films at ReelAbilities go far so their audience can grow and even show that having disabilities isn’t the end all be all. The festival brings people together to show amazing films and bring the disability community together.

We can’t wait to go back next year for their 10th anniversary of ReelAbilities.

The first film of the night was called Swim Team which featured swimmers from the New Jesery Hammerheads Special Olympics swim team. It depicted the struggles for the parents finding ways to better understand their kids along with finding ways for their kids to be social. The team itself is team for kids that have autism spectrum disorder. It’s a beautiful film and it really showed each child’s journey on the swim team along with the struggles they had at practices. We hope the film has great success after ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. 

The last film of the night was called Nise: Heart of Madness. It’s a film about a woman who revolutionized mental health treatment in Brazil. It was an intense and emotional film that really showed what the conditions were and still are like in Brazil.  If you ever get the chance to see a screening of because it really hits on the mental health treatment in Brazil in the 1940’s and it will leave you wanting to learn more about each client she helped with occupational therapy.