Art to Change the World will be screening The Real Story on October 7 from 6:30-8:00 with Erik Helgeson/Tim Benjamin/ Madelynne Engle . The screening is part of a two week event called See. Say. DO at Squirrel Haus Arts 3450 Snelling Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. The Real Story supports artist Madelynne Engle’s installation The Satin of Knowingness which explores the Truth and Resilience of the differently-abled. The Real Story explores the evolution of and biases in media coverage of disability issues in Minnesota and nation-wide. This documentary was produced by Tim Benjamin from Access Press, Minnesota’s disability community news source.
Tim Benjamin is the founder of Access Press which was established in 1990 to inform the disability community about topics of concern to us and to provide accurate information about disability issues to the general public. We exist to be a catalyst for discussion of critical issues facing the community and to bring together the diverse voices of the community to promote equal access for people with disabilities in all areas of life.
Erik Helgeson, a long time survivor of Muscular Dystrophy, has a particular interest in serving military veterans who are returning home with amputations, PTSD, housing needs, etc. Erik reports that the Minneapolis area is sorely lacking even in some of the basics: ramps, lifts, vans and transportation for physical therapy, even simple needs like snow removal from walkways in the winter. He would like to be part of the solution.
Do you, or someone you know, need a wheelchair? Gently used with a new retail value of $5,000.
You or your advocate should write the most creative, insightful statement of need. Submit to email@example.com.
Award will be made on 10/7 at 8:00 by Eric Jon Helgeson/Tim Benjamin/ Madelynne Engle after the screening of the film The Real Story FREE
Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406