Berkeley Lab

“Lives Worth Living” Film Screenings to Highlight U.S. Disability Rights Movement

livesworthlivig-469x312In highlighting the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Berkeley Lab’s “All Access” Employee Resource Group (ERG), in partnership with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, will be hosting a series of events in the month of October to promote our Labwide Disability Inclusion Awareness Month.  All Access will host film screenings of “Lives Worth Living,” a documentary film highlighting the disability rights movement in the United States, and was aired on PBS.

Film description from Storyline Motion Pictures:

“Lives Worth Living” is both a historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement and a biography about one man’s struggle to survive. This hour-long program targets a national audience of 54,000,000 people with disabilities, students at all levels, and eventually, with global outreach, more than 650,000,000 worldwide. Charismatic leaders of the movement narrate the story of a long, hard, and successful drive for civil rights – a drive that brought together a once fragmented population into a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation’s history. The program’s content is essential, compelling, and relevant for everyone given that anyone at any time can become a member of the disabled community.

Due to copyright issues, we are not able to live stream this film.  If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office at


View the trailer here:

Film Screenings:

  1. Wednesday, October 5th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 4132 and 4134 (JBEI)
  2. Thursday, October 6th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in B50 Auditorium
  3. Wednesday, October 19th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in B66 Auditorium
  4. Friday, October 21st from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in B971 (OCFO)
  5. Wednesday, October 26th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in B100-149A (JGI)