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      Seeing the Unseen Free Screening and Panel Discussion in Ottawa

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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   6:00 PM

      1125 Colonel By Drive
      Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

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      Seeing the Unseen Free Screening and Panel Discussion

      Join us for a free screening of "Seeing the Unseen," an 82 minute Icelandic film about women on the autism spectrum (ASD).

      Women and girls often go undiagnosed with ASD and struggle for years with their non-visible disabilities with little or no supports. The film follows several adult women who receive assessments after facing a lifetime of stigma and shame related to their neurological differences, but who now find understanding with women who have similar experiences. The film is in Icelandic with English subtitles. It touches on sexual violence and disability, and features beautiful Icelandic music and scenery. We are hoping to attract a broad audience to the screening including community members, students, self-advocates, parents and caregivers, academics, and service professionals.

      Evening Programme:
      Doors open at 6 PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Christine Jenkins, co-author of Spectrum Women. Discussion will feature Guðlaug Svala Steinunnar Kristjánsdóttir an autistic self-advocate featured in the film, physiotherapist, and City Councillor, and Corina Lynn Becker, VP of Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (AWN).
      Thank you to our sponsors: The Icelandic Embassy in Canada, The Icelandic Autistic Society, Carleton International, Carleton Communication and Media Studies, and Carleton's Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs.

      Please email Margaret Janse van Rensburg at for accessibility concerns

      Volunteer opportunities:

      Cost: 0.00

      Categories: University & Alumni

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