Monday, February 26, 2018

ATHOL — The library and North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy will show the film “Valuing Lives” on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at Athol Public Library on Main Street. There will be a discussion after the documentary.

The film is about Wolfe Wolfensberger, a professor and change agent who triggered the paradigm shift in the 1970s, popularizing and expanding the principle of normalization for persons with developmental disabilities.

Through archival images and footage and dozens of interview, the one-hour film explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense, multi-day workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea.

There will be some students of Dr Wolfenberger on hand to facilitate a discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served by Friends of Athol Public Library. To register, call 978-249-9515.

For more information about “Valuing Lives,” visit: www.rtc.umn.edu.

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