Great Opportunity!!

Hi everyone,

Here is a great opportunity for anyone that is going to be in the Lancaster, PA area the beginning of April, and the best part is it is free!!

Millersville University was one of eight sites selected to host the 2016-17 On Screen/In Person program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. This program tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to their hosts’ communities. Visiting filmmakers work with host sites to develop their participation in community activities that provide context and greater appreciation for the work.

Coming up on the evening of April 4 at the Ware Center is STATES OF GRACE (described below), a beautiful film that might hold deep meaning for our disability and caregiving communities. The screening is accompanied by pre- and post-activities (also described below) to enrich the experience. The film itself has English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and Audio-Description for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We are also happy to provide FREE TICKETS for your staff, clientele, and friends. Ordering is simple. See below. We hope that you will spread the word about this meaningful event – and two others noted below – and that you yourself can attend!

Best Wishes and Appreciation,


Tuesday, April 4/Ware Center

Pre-show Community Forum at 6:15 featuring:

Jan Bechtel – Millersville University Director of Career & Life Services

Melissa Hawkins – Exec. Director of the Disability Empowerment Center

William Kepner – CEO & President of United Disability Services

Brian Long – Lead Coordinator of Berks/Lancaster/Lebanon

LINK to Aging & Disability Resources

Screening at 7:00

Post-Show Talk-Back

With the documentary’s director Mark Lipman

Winner of multiple audience awards, STATES OF GRACE intimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident that left her permanently disabled. Director Lipman has noted that “the film is a labor of love that emerged from a desire to witness and document…Dr. Grace Dammann’s remarkable journey. …Grace hoped that something positive could come out of the accident, and she sees the film as a way to contribute something to the world. We share that aspiration, believing that her story and the many lessons embedded within will have a profound effect on audiences and will prove to be a far-reaching educational resource.”

You can watch a 3 ½ minute trailer of this beautiful film at

For FREE tickets, simply e-mail Barry.Kornhauser


Adults: $7; Students & Seniors: $5

Purchase tickets

by phone

717 871 7600

Hours: Monday-Friday / 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Relay calls are welcome.



We’d also like to encourage your attendance at the

Symposium on Belonging

Also on First Friday, April 7, the Ware Center will be presenting:

Poetry On & Off the Page: A Reading with Meg Day

7:00 – 7:45 pm with ASL interpretation

Steinman Hall


What do you call poetry written in both English and ASL? What happens to Deaf heritage when its point of origin disappears? Using the premise of Implant Poetics—a poetics of betweenity and borderland identity that allows for culturally responsible, mixed-ability, and mixed-modal linguistic approaches to ASL poetics—poet and scholar Meg Day of Franklin & Marshall College talks about the gendered nature of ASL poetry; the challenges of merging page and stage; and the complexities of living with a name sign no one uses anymore. The reading will include work from Day’s first book, Last Psalm at Sea Level, & newer poems written while traveling abroad on the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship for Poets. (


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