Mr. Connolly Has ALS at the Human Rights Speakers Series
The City of West Hollywood's Human Rights Speakers Series, World Channel, and IMP's Community Perspectives Film Series present a special screening and panel discussion for: MR. CONNOLLY HAS ALS During his 14-year tenure at Concord High School, Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy, his love of rock & roll, and the personal connecMons he made with many of the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, Connolly was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Mr. Connolly Has ALS chronicles Connolly’s final year as principal of the school, when his physical abiliMes are significantly limited. The outpouring of love and support from the students, evident as they engage with him in the film, is both remarkable and inspiring. people. FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS: Discussing issues of inclusion, including disability access, and more. Keith Williams is an Independent Living Specialist and expert in Assistive Technology at the Disability Community Resource Center in Los Angeles. For over six years, he's advised and led instruction on assistive technology with organizations like the Braille Institute, Los Angeles Community College, and Global Visionology LLC. and more to be announced! SCREENING & PANEL SCHEDULE 6:30pm Pre-Screening Reception Featuring Light Refreshments 7:00pm Screening 8:00pm Post-Screening Discussion PRESENTING PARTNERS City of West Hollywood Human Rights Speakers Series (HRSS) Impact Media Partners* * The Community Perspectives Film Series is a program of Impact Media Partners.