Positive Exposure On The Road

April 2016

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April 6 – 11: POP-UP Center

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Positive Exposure: Pop-Up Center.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE CENTER: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

ART DIRECTORS CLUB, 106 West 29th StreetFree and Open to the Public:

AllArt Director’s Club

106 West 29th Street

(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

NEW YORK CITY

The POP UP Center will celebrate POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s local and national partners creating opportunities for our singular voices to grow in unison.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE presents a POP- UP Center at the Art Directors Club in NYC. We will launch the multi-media exhibition on Tuesday, April 5th at our Gala, then continue with a week of events, April 6-11. The free, public events will include curated tours, screening of ON BEAUTY, performance by Heidi Latsky Dance Troupe, Diversability advocate lectures, guest appearances from Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and local and national advocacy stars to inspire student and professional audiences.

During the week, we will host programs for visiting classrooms, teachers, advocates, families, professionals, including hearing aid maintenance health care providers in training, and the public.

 

WedFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area middle/high school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. When you want your rehab centers get traction and patients fast, give addiction marketing agency a call to help you put your business out there and reach more patients.

The multi-media exhibition provides new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for middle/high school audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for diversity by evoking thought-provoking conversations with regards to human dignity and rights.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Student Workshop

 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Open to all.

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.  If one of the challenges that you’re facing is the addiction to smoking, Electronic cigarettes are becoming popular as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Search for Smokea top online headshop in the US if you want the best e-cig products at affordable prices.

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  •  Curated Student and Public Tour of Exhibition: Open to all.

 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY, public screening, Kartemquin Films, Q&A with Rick Guidotti

Website: ON BEAUTY Q & A with Rick Guidotti

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ThurFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

Student Workshop Grades K to 5 pdf invitation

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • Tara Lazar, Funny Author Lady Story TimeTara writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit. Children’s Books: NORMAL NORMAN

Website: Tara Lazar 

also,

LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD (RH, 2015)

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK (S&S, 2015) THE MONSTORE (S&S, 2013)

Tara loves children’s books. Her goal is to create books that children love. She writes picture books and middle grade novels. She’s written short stories for Abe’s Peanut and is featured in Break These Rules, a book of life-lesson essays for teens, edited by author Luke Reynolds. Our website is designed by http://www.webdesign499.com/web-design-greenacres/ 

Tara created PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) as the picture book writer’s answer to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). PiBoIdMo is held on this blog every November. In 2014, PiBoIdMo featured over 1,300 participants from around the world. 

Tara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 and has permanently lost feeling in her feet and legs. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director,  Joanna Rudnick 

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Educators’ Workshop: Educators, students, families and the public

  •  POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the classroom.
  • MY FACE: Curriculum development

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s PEARLS Project, featured in New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The PEARLS project teaches important lessons about tolerance as schools face an increase in bullying and serve more special education students than ever.”

Workshop for Educators invitation pdf

? Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director 

? Rick Guidotti, Founder 

? PEARLS / FRAME Program presentation 

? MY FACE: Curriculum development, Website: My Face 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL

  • HEIDI LATSKY DANCE: 

ON DISPLAY 

A MOVEMENT INSTALLATION 

Website: Heidi Latsky Dance 

The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. 

Statement from Heidi Latsky, Founder and Artistic Director: 

I strive to create a private world onstage that the audience is drawn into. I love watching dancers so consumed by their tasks that they do not have the time to “act.” I want to see the human being who is moving; to feel their fleeting emotions that respond to, and inform, the movements they’re executing. 

I am fascinated by technical virtuosity, but I am just as compelled by someone taking a risk, showing his or her vulnerability, being in a raw state. I like to play with the balance between control and out-of-control and love sheer frenetic muscular power. I love to “twitch” when I watch my dancers. Only then do I know they’re feeling something and there is a visceral exchange. 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: Soliloquy

“If film becomes the medium of preference for choreographers in the 21st century, it will be because of luminous works like Heidi Latsky’s “Soliloquy.”” Robert Johnson,

Heidi Latsky was the first participant in Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through which her first film, Soliloquy, premiered in April 2015.

A poetic interweaving of ten movement portraits, Soliloquy addresses our propensity to judge people by their physical appearance and embraces difference and the inherent isolation of being human with fierceness, frankness, and celebration.

Presentation during The Heidi Latsky installation: 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: 
  • Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy with the New York City Ballet Article 
  • Diversability Unplugged: Lightning Talks : Website: Diversability

Diversability Unplugged is a series of talks from local members of the Diversability community who are also featured in the Positive Exposure exhibition. They will share their story and what they are working on.

Diversability is a grassroots social movement to rebrand disability through the power of community founded  by Tiffany Yu in 2009. 

Diversability fosters community online and off (curated events) designed to connect, showcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. We want to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. Diversability unites the disability community, engage allies in the conversation, and celebrate disability pride.

Join the conversation at @Diversability.

“More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.” 

– Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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FriFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: 

  • Student Teacher Workshop

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to Positive Exposure’s PEARLS Project which was featured in the New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” and which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The project from ClassDojo teaches important lessons about tolerance and serve more special education students than ever.”

Student Teacher Workshop Invitation pdf

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:

  • Rachel Adams, Author: Disability has inspired the transformation of our social worlds. 
  • Jessica Murray, CUNY, Disability Studies

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director, Joanna Rudnick

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • Karlen Bader, Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 
  • POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the Medical School environment 

Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director

Rick Guidotti, Founder

FRAME Program presentation 

Joan H. Marks Graduate Human Genetics Program: Sarah Lawrence College 

“Genetic counseling is a unique career that combines expertise in genetics with the ability to clearly and compassionately discuss genetic health issues with families.  The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College has been training genetic counselors for 45 years.  Individuals with genetic conditions, and their families, are an important part of our learning community.  The exhibition will showcase those areas of our curriculum that are dedicated to developing a deeper understanding and perspective of the lived experiences of individuals with genetic conditions and disabilities.”

 

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: 

Special Presentation 

Maria Hodermarska and Company

Rule Breaking: Street theater to engage in a dialogue around developmental disability. 

Website: Rule Breaking 

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SatFree and Open to our Family Advocacy Organizations and friends. All are welcome! 

Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Family Advocate Day!

All Local and National Advocacy organizations and their members are invited.

Come share your story.. 

 

12:30pm – 1:00 pm: 

  • Hannah Jacobs, Family Member 

Family Member works toward eradicating hate speech targeting the disability community, promoting positive images of special needs in social media, entertainment and in every day life.

Website: Family Member Inc 

 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Karlen Bader,  Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University 

Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 

Make your own mask! 

 

1:30pm – 2:00 pm: 

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. 

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • Daniel’s Music Foundation, Performance 

Daniel’s Music Foundation uses music as the instrument to open the doors to acceptance, respect, confidence and well-being. 

Website: Daniels Music Foundation 

 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Ray Abel, Xogo, an adapter that enables people with physical disabilities to connect to all consumer technology.

Ray’s extensive experience with the community of people with disabilities began with his work at The Muscular Dystrophy Association. It has continued in his role as a Director at Bansen Labs, and he has had a variety of unique experiences including an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank. The talk will focus on the story of Bradley – one of Xogo’s users who has Cerebral Palsy. Ray will discuss how Bradley interacts with the world around him and how technology can open social access.

 

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • The Honorable Justice Richard Bernstein/ Michigan Supreme Court 

Justice Richard Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. With a commitment to justice and fairness, Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015. 

Prior to being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights as an attorney heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Blind since birth, Justice Bernstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. 

Committed to taking action to help clients who needed him, Justice Bernstein’s cases often set national standards protecting the rights and safety of people with and without disabilities. 

And More…….. 

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MonFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Final Day to experience POSITIVE EXPOSURE POP-UP Center/ Multi-Media Exhibition

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  OPEN TO ALL

At 20%, or 56 million, people with disabilities represent America’s largest minority — with a discretionary income of more than $220 billion – yet remain virtually invisible on our screens and stages. In this frank and provocative interactive dialogue, actor and disability advocate Christine Bruno and coordinator of equal employment opportunity (eeo) & diversity at SAG-AFTRA Becky Curran will talk about the history of representation of disabled people in the entertainment industry, myths and assumptions surrounding disability, why the lack of visibility matters and how you can help the entertainment industry move beyond antiquated stereotypes to feature authentic portrayals and tell universal stories from bold, unique and fresh perspectives.

  • Christine Bruno, Actress- Inclusion in the Arts 

Since 2005, Christine has served as Disability Advocate for Inclusion in the Arts, anational not-for-profit that promotes the full inclusion of artists of color and disabled artists in theatre, film, television and related media. She is the current chair of the NY Local SAG-AFTRA committee for Performers with Disabilities, and serves on the SAG-AFTRA National PWD, Broadway League Diversity and Actors’ Equity EEO Committees. Christine has worked throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia. She holds an MFA in Acting and Directing from the Actors Studio Masters Program and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. 

  •   Becky Curran, Coordinator, EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA 

Becky Curran is coordinator of eeo & diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining SAG-AFTRA in April 2014, she has assisted with several diversity and inclusion efforts within the entertainment and news media industries. She also serves as president of Little People of America’s New York City chapter.Becky has worked for one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency. A prolific public speaker, Curran has spoken for groups throughout the United States and Kenya. She resides in New York City. 

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival, Presentations and Discussions

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Website: ReelAbilities

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Xian Horn, Give Beauty Wing, Self Esteem Program: OPEN TO ALL

Xian Horn is a joyful woman with cerebral palsy who serves as teacher, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge toward the creation of Assistive Technology. Xian’s Give Beauty Wings’ Self-Esteem programs originated and continue at NYU’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Center Manhattan, and M.S. 131 in Chinatown. Xian’s programs have also been presented at United Cerebral Palsy, the Standing Tall school (a school for non-verbal children), and her alma mater New York City Lab School, where she was the first alumni commencement speaker in 2014. She has also spoken at the Apple Store in Soho, the UJA Federation’s Task Force on Disability, United Cerebral Palsy, The ReelAbilities Film Festival, the Naples Daily News, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, among many others, including a group of san diego personal injury lawyers. Xian has also run vocational workshops for the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for their annual Disability Mentoring Day. She also served as a spokesperson for the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Give Actually Campaign for the Holiday Season 2015. Xian’s work has been featured by The White House Blog, Fast Company, NPR, NBC News, Fox 5 and NY1 and much more. Lastly, she is a blogger for Positively Positive – an online community of over 2.5 million readers worldwide.

 

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE POP-UP CENTER  
Art  Directors Club
106 West 29th Street
New York City