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December 5, 2023, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

MIT E15-070
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA

The Biggest Obstacle
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
6–8 p.m. | Refreshments served at 5:30 p.m.
Bartos Theater, E15-070


In collaboration with ACT, MIT’s Disabilities ERG are presenting the documentary film The Biggest Obstacle on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. in the Bartos Theater.This documentary film, directed and produced by an ACT Media Instructor Gearóid Dolan, follows the efforts of disability rights activists fighting for accessibility in the NYC transit system.

Description:The Biggest Obstacle follows the investigations of researcher and disability rights activist Jessica Murray as she examines accessibility in the New York City Transit System over a two-year period wherein she progresses from a vocal activist to a person of actual influence and import in the system, all while under the shadow of her own imminent decline into disability due to multiple sclerosis. Features numerous interviews and ride-alongs with people with a variety of disabilities as they discuss and demonstrate their experiences with the transit system and their activism to fight for their rights. Also includes documentation of numerous protests and an exclusive interview and ride-along with New York Transit President Andy Byford as he discusses the work he did to improve accessibility and his sudden departure from that position in the middle of restructuring the system.

There will be a short Q&A with the director following the screening for recent updates on the topic and for audience questions.

Free and open to the public; please register here.