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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, January 15

Jan 15, 2019

First hour: The debate over the BDS movement 

Second hour: Dialogue on Disability - "Perfectly Normal for Me," and the value of inclusive recreation activities

The new Congress is considering measures related to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Palestinian-led campaign promotes forms of boycott against Israel with the goal of what it describes as ending Israeli violations of international law. Our guests explain the debate over BDS and its potential impact. In studio:

  • Iman Abid, chapter director for the Genesee Valley Region of the ACLU
  • Larry Fine, former longtime CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Then in our second hour, it's Dialogue on Disability Week and we kick off our series of conversations on Connections with a discussion about inclusive recreation activities. The film “Perfectly Normal for Me” will be screened tonight at The Little Theatre. It tells the story of three children with disabilities as they prepare for a spring recital as part of their after school dance program. We’ll preview the film and talk with local parents, teachers, and education coordinators about finding a balance between independence and structure for children with special needs, and what inclusion really means. In studio:

  • Erin Davis, special education autism teacher at CP Rochester’s Augustin Children's Center
  • Michael Radell, education coordinator and camp director at Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.
  • Rachel Rosner, director of education and support services at AutismUp, and parent of two children with autism