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Screening of ‘Fixed’

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In honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness month, I thought it would be appropriate to share the following information which I noticed in an article by Sam Richards in the Contra Costa Times.

“Fixed,” by Regan Pretlow Brashear, is about the human body, its increasing “upgradeability” and whether there’s a point at which a person can lose their humanity if they go through too much upgrading. The film explores the social impact of human-related biotechnology and the new definitions of “disability” and “normalcy.” “Fixed” is being shown in collaboration with San Francisco State University’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as well as LMC’s disabled student services and programs and its drama and counseling departments.

The screening is free and all are welcome. It will be held at the college’s Recital Hall, on the west end of the campus near parking lot C.

To reserve a seat, register at www.losmedanos.edu/access/. On-campus parking permits are $3.

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Thanks to Sam Richards for writing the article; Contra Costa Times for committing its resources to publishing the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture and text in this post.

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.