The Stigma Project has produced a documentary entitled “What Are You Thinking?”

The goal of the 40-minute documentary is to expose viewers to societal stigmas against people with disabilities, and encourage them to examine their own stigmatizing behavior. The documentary features a number of experts, who explain how stigma contributes to the way we are conditioned to think about people with disabilities.

The documentary is broken into four categories: the social model vs. the medical model of disability, the language surrounding disability and the meaning behind the words we use, the truthiness of our knowledge on disability, and the concept of “inspirational porn.”

This provocative, thought-provoking documentary will serve as a catalyst for important, meaningful conversation, and will leave viewers with several actions they can immediately take to make an impact on stigma while helping to stop the generic rejection of diversity in our society.

Are you ready to challenge your perceptions of people with disabilities and those you consider different from yourself? So, What Are YOU Thinking?

View the Full-length Documentary

The Stigma Project has invited disability organizations, advocates and consumers from across Pennsylvania to host screenings of the documentary “What Are You Thinking?” in their local communities. If you are interested in attending a screening of the documentary, see the listing of events below and RSVP using the contact information provided.

CAPS (Concerned Advocate Parent Services) Event

Montgomery County

  • July 13th 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at La Mott Community Center: 7420 Sycamore Ave. Elkins Park, Pa. 19027
  • RSVP to capsb1208@gmail.com

JEVS Family and Friends Day

Philadelphia

  • July 28th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at JEVS: 9350 Ashton Rd. Philadelphia, Pa. 19114
  • RSVP to Tuere Rogers at 267-350-8623 or tuere.rogers@jevs.org

Right to Education Local Task Force Event

Westmoreland County

Millersville University Disability Film Fest

Lancaster County

  • September 21st 5:30 p.m. at McComsey Hall, Meyers Auditorium: 1 S. George St, Millersville, Pa. 17551
  • This free event is open to the public. No tickets are required. Contact Thomas Neuville to RSVP at Thomas.Neuville@millersville.edu

Slippery Rock
University Event

Butler County

  • September 26th 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Slippery Rock University: 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
  • This event is primarily geared towards students

Western Region Community
Support Program Event

Butler County

  • October 13th at Tanglewood Center: 10 Austin Ave, Lyndora, Pa. 16045
  • RSVP to Laurie Combs at WRCSP wrcsp2006@yahoo.com

Community Supports Program Event

Westmoreland County

NHS Events

Various Locations

  • The documentary will be screened by NHS during the launch of employment services, details pending.
  • Contact NHS with questions at Contact@nhsonline.org

Events are being scheduled in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Erie, State College, Harrisburg, Westmoreland, and Lancaster.

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Hosting a Community Event

Does your community need to change their thinking, behavior and attitudes toward people with disabilities? This documentary can help by providing the perfect forum to get the conversation started.

If you or your organization are interested in hosting a community event to screen the documentary, please contact Erin Groff at Suasion by phone 717-432-2468 or email at erin@suasion.us.

Coordination, logistics, and event promotion is available through June 30th, 2017.