CINCINNATI (PRWEB) March 13, 2019
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Jason Harris, Founder of Jason’s Connection and Project Coordinator and Research Associate at Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, will speak at the ReelAbilities Film Festival : New York on furthering diversity in multiple forms of media. Jason has collaborated with and will be joined on the Writing Disability Panel by Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit, and others. This free session will be held at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area. For information, scheduling, and ticketing, visit https://reelabilities.org/newyork/.
In 2013, Jason Harris founded the non-profit online community Jason’s Connection, an online community promoting inclusion, independence and equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, mental health, aging, and diverse abilities and needs (https://www.jasonsconnection.org). Since its inception, Jason’s Connection has grown to be one of the largest, comprehensive, and diverse online presences run by a person with a disability. Jason also speaks nationally to groups about hidden and invisible disabilities and works to build relationships with other national disability organizations.
In 2018, Jason Harris earned an M.S. in Cultural Foundation of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Jason was also one of the founders of the student organization On the Spectrum at Syracuse University. After receiving his graduate degree, Jason joined The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University (http://bbi.syr.edu). BBI reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities.