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Special Screening and Discussion: Far from the Tree

  • 3Below Theater 288 South 2nd Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

Please Join us Saturday, August 18 3Below Theatres, San Jose CA https://3belowtheaters.com/

Eureka! Inclusive is very excited to be partnering with 3Below Theaters to organize a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.  Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal”. (Seating at 3:30PM Film begins at 3:45).

A panel discussion will follow the screening to explore the topics highlighted in the film in a welcoming and safe environment.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Team Eureka!

The discounted tickets are $12.00 each and available via this link only: https://3below.vbotickets.com/event/Far_From_the_Tree_Special_Event/29216

*Please contact me at tmaciel@eurekacharter.org if

1. You are not able to purchase a ticket but would like to attend.

2. You have further questions regarding accessibility, transportation, or assistance.

3. For any additional questions or comments. Guide Dogs Welcome!

Moderated by Trustee Claudia Rossi: Claudia Rossi was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Education in 2014. Previously, she was on the school board of Morgan Hill Unified School District for the term of 2010-2014. She has served as a volunteer both in and out of the classroom and is staunch supporter of Special Education and students and families who face socio-economic and language adversity. 

Panelists:

Susan Larkin: Bio Coming Soon.

William O’Dea: William is he proud father of a son born with down syndrome. He is a Governing Board member of Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network (SVDSN). SVDSN works with The National Down Syndrome Society and shares their vision of a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

Eric O’Dea: Bio Coming Soon

Shannon Guggenheim:  Shannon is the mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy and Cystic Fibrosis with 10 years-experience navigating the world through the eyes and needs of a severely disabled daughter. Also, the owner/operator of 3Below Theaters & Lounge with her husband, Scott, who balance caregiving and entrepreneurship to give their children everything they need.

Veronica Andrade:  Veronica is the mother of Alejandro, a teen with Autism. She has 16 years-experience navigating the world of special needs for her son. She has enjoyed serving the needs of special education students for the last six years as both a teacher and volunteer advocate.

About Eureka! Inclusive: Eureka! Inclusive began with a set of parents in San Jose Unified School District who have children with disabilities.  The parents did not want a school that set their children apart, they wanted a school that recognized and met the needs of all students, including students with a variety of disabilities. Eureka! Inclusive has adopted a humanistic philosophy of inclusion and diversity, which recognizes that inclusion is not merely about including one group of students, rather it is based on the value that no student should be excluded. We are working to launch the first publicly funded intentionally inclusive and universally designed school in Santa Clara County in 2019. Learn more at www.eurekacharter.org