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1922-2022 A yearlong celebration marking WKAR's 100th anniversary of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities

Move Me | Film Screening with Q&A

ILPU | Move Me | WKAR in partnership with MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

Thu., Nov. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. In-person at WKAR and virtual with OVEE | A dancer paralyzed with a spinal cord injury tests the limits of her recovery while adapting to life with a disability. Join the conversation after the film with special guests.

Following the film, join a moderated discussion. Scheduled panelists include:

  • Emily Abrams, Academic Advisor - TRIO SSS
  • Colleen Floyd, Ability Access Specialist | Neurodivergence, MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 
  • Tyler Smeltekop, Assistant Director, MSU Assistive Technology Innovation 

Conversation with the panel begins at approximately 8 p.m.
This event is free, but RSVP is required.

About Virtual
Virtual attendance is offered by WKAR on the OVEE platform. First-time registrants will create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older. Accounts can be anonymous.

About In-Person
WKAR Studios
Communication Arts & Sciences Building
Michigan State University

PARKING is available in the adjacent TROWBRIDGE RAMP #5. FREE after 6 p.m. weekdays.
1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Google maps link: goo.gl/maps/upLFokCJxKK2

In-Person Check-In Begins at 6:30pm
Please check in at the SOUTH LOBBY (adjacent to Trowbridge Ramp parking) of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Doors open for seating at 6:45pm

Move Me airs Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, 10:00 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.

Presented by WKAR Public Media in partnership with MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

If you have questions about this event, please send an email to events@wkar.org

More About the Film:
Beneath the waters of Lake Superior, off the shore of Wisconsin, Kelsey Peterson underwent a transformation. On the eve of Independence Day 2012, she dove in and hit the lake bottom headfirst, suffering a life-altering spinal cord injury that takes away both function and sensation from the chest down, essentially robbing Kelsey of her self-identities as an athlete and dancer. Alongside peers and allies in the spinal cord injury community, she seeks to answer the question “Who am I now?” As she grapples with the ebb and flow of hope and acceptance, Kelsey talks to researchers and meets with people who belong to this community and who help give her the strength and the will to return to dance. When a cutting-edge clinical trial surfaces, it tests her expectations and her faith in the possibility of a cure, forcing her to evaluate the limits of her recovery—in body and spirit.

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

WKAR Century of Service is supported by
MSU Federal Credit Union
Consumers Energy

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