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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
--Sophocles, 5th century philosopher
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
--Marge Piercy, 20th century poet
The Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is pleased to announce a special film-screening event: Take a Look at This Heart: Love and Sexuality in the Disabled Community, a documentary about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disabled community. The film takes a journey into the lives of seventeen very unique people; some with disabilities and the partners who love them, others struggling to get by in a world that seems to often overlook them. The statistics are stunning: one in five people have a disability and one in fifty have some degree of paralysis. In other words, the disability community is us. In the spirit of polymathic inquiry and community, this film will illuminate the confidence and unconditional love that these humans have for themselves and each other. And by so doing, we can together question our own notions on life (our first gift), love (our second gift), which leads to understanding (our third gift) what it means to really feel in every sense of the word.
Director Ben Duffy and cast members will be joining us for conversation following the screening. And of course, pizza will be served!