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Revisiting Forest Haven: Lives A Part! Preview and Panel Discussion

Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Online via Zoom

Sponsored by: Quality Trust in collaboration with Project ACTION!


Please join Quality Trust in collaboration with Project ACTION! to hear directly from people who lived at Forest Haven about their experience. Project ACTION! is working with a variety of collaborators to capture the stories of as many people as possible. A special video on this historical project called Lives A Part! will be previewed and a panel will talk about plans for moving this project forward. We will be joined by self-advocates who lived at Forest Haven, a pioneer disability leader and a visionary moderator who will weave the past to the future. The panelists will share their stories of having lives apart from each other, lives apart from everyone else, and the importance of living lives as a part of our community – both for people who were and were not at Forest Haven. These are people we all know, respect and have stories to tell -- you won’t want to miss this experience.

Most of the residents of Forest Haven are now in their 60s, 70s and older! The time, opportunity and obligation to listen and learn from them is now. The goal is to record the stories and experiences about what life was like at Forest Haven, what life is like today and what the hopes and concerns of former residents are for the future. Project ACTION! in collaboration with Quality Trust, the DC DD Council, DC Dept. on Disability Services and SchoolTalk's DC Youth Leadership Network have partnered on this project to document the oral histories of former Forest Haven residents.

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