Simi Linton, a wheelchair-riding social activist, takes us out dancing with the avant-garde of disabled artists and radical thinkers - unstoppable in their quest for “equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!"


and Q&A with the Filmmakers
Saturday, October 15th 
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Syracuse University - 
Watson Auditorium
316 Waverly Avenue 

After reading My Body Politic, filmmaker Christian von Tippelskirch saw the potential for a film that would reveal the meaning of disability in contemporary America.  Simi and Christian joined forces to create a feature-length documentary that traces Simi’s life over the last 40 years: INVITATION TO DANCE.  In 1971, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a wheelchair-riding young college student, she confronted forms of discrimination she couldn't have imagined before. She joined forces with a vibrant disability community committed to “Equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!”  In time she realized that activism, sexuality and dance could once again be central to her life.