Filmmaker Dan Habib to Discuss “The Spirit of Inclusion: Stories of Success in Education”

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Habib will discuss “The Spirit of Inclusion: Stories of Success in Education” on April 2, 2015 at AUNE. The event is free and open to the public.

Antioch University New England (AUNE) will host documentary filmmaker Dan Habib who will discuss “The Spirit of Inclusion: Stories of Success in Education” on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Community Room from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Habib will draw on his experiences as a parent and filmmaker to talk about how the spirit of inclusion can become part of our community culture. He’ll also discuss the challenges and benefits of inclusive education and related topics. The conversation will feature stories of heart and courage from Habib and members of our community. The event is free and open to the public.

Dan Habib’s documentary films explore disability-related topics. Including Samuel was broadcast nationally on public television stations in the fall of 2009, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. Including Samuel has also been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Good Morning America NOW,” as well as in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Education Week. The film has been translated into 17 languages and is used as a teaching tool worldwide.

Who Cares About Kelsey? was broadcast nationally on public television in the fall of 2013. It has been featured in Education Week and has been screened over 185 times in 37 states. It has been featured in 13 film festivals, won the “Best Feature” award at the Lights.Camera.Help. Film Festival, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2013.

Habib is the Filmmaker at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Before joining UNH in April of 2008, Habib was the photography editor of the Concord Monitor (NH). In 2006 and 2008, he was named the national Photography Editor of the Year and has been a judge of the Pulitzer Prizes and the Best of Photojournalism. He is a six-time New Hampshire photographer of the year and his freelance work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. In 2012, Habib received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and in 2013 he received the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities. In November 2013, Habib delivered a TEDx talk titled “Disabling Segregation” on the benefits of inclusion to students without disabilities.

In 2014, Habib was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities—a committee that promotes policies and initiatives that support independence and lifelong inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

The event is sponsor by AUNE’s Department of Applied Psychology and Department of Education. AUNE offers graduate level programs including an MS and certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate and an Med with Elementary and Special Education teacher licensure. For 50 years Antioch has been making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Professional development certificates will be available for attendees. For more information please contact Krishni Pahl at [email protected] or (603) 283-2314.

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