Racker is pleased to welcome Dan Habib to all three of our Community Celebrations in Cortland, Tioga, and Tompkins County to share stories and insights into the impact that inclusion and belonging can have not only on people with disabilities but for all of us. These events will also honor our Racker staff with awards for outstanding performance and thank our partners in the community. Filmmaker, public speaker, and disability rights advocate Dan Habib’s work tackles important topics surrounding the inclusion and independence of people who live with varying disabilities. Dan’s works include the films: Intelligent Lives, Who Cares About Kelsey, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, Including Samuel and My Disability Roadmap- a film he co-directed with his son Samuel Habib. Dan Habib’s films focus on the wide range of disabilities in our society including emotional and behavioral disabilities in school-age children, inclusion for children with developmental disabilities in classrooms, and the challenges of adults working toward goals around independence and acceptance. Mr. Habib’s work has earned him many accolades including Emmy Award nominations and an appointment by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Seating at our 2022 Community Celebrations will not be assigned, as we have done in years past.
We will have reserved tables for award winners and their families, but all other tables will be open seating.