FRANKE JAMES

‘Born to Represent’ in Film Festival on UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities

by Franke James

Self-advocate Teresa Pocock’s new music video, “Born to Represent”, will be showcased on December 3, 2018 at the evening Film Festival/Performance of PEBCelebrates Live: The premier event in Vancouver to recognize and celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

BORN TO REPRESENT [music video]:
Teresa Pocock is an artist, author, and self-advocate with Down syndrome who has triumphed over adversity and discrimination. In “Born to Represent”, Teresa proudly says, “I was born with what was seen to be a disability. But no, no, no. It’s just, me, me, me. Living in reality.” In 2013, a family crisis resulted in her being forced into a long-term care institution in Toronto. Fortunately, with help, Teresa stood up for her human rights and won back her freedom. Five years later, she’s happily living in Vancouver and singing, “I was born, born to represent diversity!”

In addition to debuting her short film, Teresa will be exhibiting her art and signing copies of her books, “Totally Amazing: Free To Be Me” (2018) and “Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside” (2016).

Join us at Project EveryBODY’s PEBCelebrates Live! on December 3, 2018 as we observe and celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

  • 12:30PM – 7:30PM – Art Show and Sale, Musical Performances and Adapted Recreation Demos
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM – Film Festival & Performance Artists (Register on Eventbrite.)

 
PEBCelebrates Live! is proud to feature an Art Show and Sale during the day on December 3rd, while the evening program will include short films, dance, and other exciting live presentations. This event is family friendly and free to the public, and you will meet local and international artists whose creative gifts and personal stories will inspire you. Whether it is done through; music, art, performance, comedy or something else, there is something for EveryBODY at PEBCelebrates Live!

Presented by a collaboration of community and non-profit organizations who embrace diversity and inclusion, it is a celebration that showcases the talents of people of all abilities and honours the achievements of people with diverse abilities and advocates for thriving communities that are both diverse and inclusive.

Accessibility Features: The venue is fully wheelchair and walker accessible, and Vocal EYE and ASL interpreters are available on site.

Website: projecteverybody.ca
Artist’s website: Teresa Pocock

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