[nfbwatlk] FW: Going Blind, Going Forward Film

Mello, Michael (DSB) MicMello at dsb.wa.gov
Mon Oct 18 21:36:53 UTC 2010

I send the following note without any commentary on my part.
Michael J. Mello | Access Technology Specialist
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
Direct: 206-721-6492

Toll Free: 800-552-7103

Mobile: 206-605-7332

Fax: 206-721-4103

Michael.Mello at dsb.wa.gov


3411 South Alaska Street

Seattle, WA 98118


From: Alveshere, Donald (DSB) 
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:32 PM
To: DSB DL North Region
Cc: Alveshere, Donald (DSB)
Subject: FW: Going Blind, Going Forward Film

FYI on an event that may be of interest to you or your customers.


Donald Alveshere

Asst. Director - Customer Services

Department of Services for the Blind

3411 S. Alaska St. 

Seattle, WA 98118

206.721.6448 (office)

206.462.8791 (cell)


From: Durand, LouOma (DSB) 
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 11:54 AM
To: Alveshere, Donald (DSB)
Subject: FW: Going Blind, Going Forward Film


Please get the word out.  Thanks.



From: June Mansfield [mailto:JMansfield at csbps.com]
Sent: Mon 10/18/2010 11:36 AM
To: Mansfield, June
Subject: Going Blind, Going Forward Film

Good morning,

We are hosting several showings of the file documentary Going Blind,
Going Forward.  Below I have included some additional information about
it. I have also attached a flyer.  I hope that you can share this
information with you staff, friends and colleagues.  



Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted presents a film
screening of Going Blind and Going Forward. Going Blind is a unique
documentary film that encourages and inspires people to take action to
preserve, prolong, and maximize the precious gift of sight - for
themselves, their loved ones, and society.


The film will be screened at 4 different locations each starting at

*         Seattle  Musical Theatre - November 7

*         Everett Snohomish County PUD - November 13

*         Bellevue College Carlson Theatre - November 14

*         Tacoma Annie Wright School - November 20

Pre-registered tickets are $9.50, at the door $15 (first-come first
served basis!)

Click here! <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/25110>  for more
information and ticket registration! Or call 1.800.838.3006.


All proceeds will directly benefit Community Services for the Blind and
Partially Sighted.


Click here! for a sneak peak of the film! Or read film synopsis below:


Documentary film director and journalist, Joe Lovett has glaucoma, a
disease that robs 4.5 million people of their vision worldwide. Over the
years, Joe has lost a significant amount of vision, and in his concern
about how to deal with more vision loss, he started talking with people
who have already lost theirs. People who lost their sight through
blinding diseases such as; diabetic retinopathy and macular
degeneration, others through infection and accidents. 


Going Blind interweaves Joe's story, his mission to do what he can to
slow down the course of his disease, with the stories of others whom he
looks to for guidance in a darkening world. 


Jessica Jones, a neighbor of Joe's is one of the people participating in
the film. They met on the street when Jessica was training her seeing
eye dog, Chef. A 32 year old beautiful and talented artist who had been
teaching in the New York City public school system, Jessica was
exasperated by the lack of encouragement and opportunities after she had
lost her sight to diabetic retinopathy in just 8 months. During the
process of filming, Jessica secured a job teaching art at a school in
the Bronx for blind children with multiple disabilities. 


Another is 11 year old Emmet Teran. Emmet has low vision from albinism,
a condition he inherited from his father, who also deals with extremely
low vision. Emmet works with a comedy troupe after school and uses humor
to dismiss some of the hurts a child encounters from his peers. 


These compelling individual stories provide a glimpse into the world of
low vision and blindness. Worldwide, 37,000,000 people have lost their
vision. In the United State alone, Lighthouse International reports that
10 million people are legally blind or visually impaired. 


Given our aging population and the increasing prevalence of low vision
in our society, it is of paramount importance that we understand sight
loss and work towards a better future. 


Click here! <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/25110>  or call
1.800.838.3006 to register for Going Blind and Going Forward.



June Mansfield

Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted

9709 Third Ave NE #100

Seattle, WA 98115-2027

(206) 525-5556

email: jmansfield at csbps.com


nection.com> ; www.twitter.com/sightconnection

www.donatecsb.org <http://www.donatecsb.org/>  (Schedule a pickup of
donations of clothing and household goods online.) 





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