The documentary "I Go Home" tells the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital through the eyes of a long-time resident of the institution. Following the screening, a panel discussion will take place with members of the Pennhurst Memorial & Preservation Alliance and Tom Gilhool, a renowned disability rights attorney who was involved in landmark cases in Pennsylvania. Followed by a reception and opportunity to view the exhibit, "The Pennhurst Story - from Tragedy to Disability Rights", which is on display in the Barco Law Building Lobby from November 1st through November 19th.
Pennhurst was one of the largest institutions in Pennsylvania before its closing and has been preserved for historical purposes. It has been designated as an "International Site of Conscience" that commemorates past struggles for justice.
Presented by the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, the Humanities Center, the Medical Humanities Working Group, Students for Disability Advocacy, the Departments of English, Communication, and Religious Studies, and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.