Micah is available for speaking and screening engagements in a variety of formats, including speaking about his own experiences, and accompanying a screening of the upcoming film Intelligent Lives.
Intelligent Lives Screening and Discussion
70 minute screening plus Q&A
(note: the full film is anticipated to be available for screening in May 2018)
The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. and worldwide. The documentary film project Intelligent Lives explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path. Three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities — Micah, Naieer, and Naomie — challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, the storyteller of the documentary, contextualizes the lives of these central characters at key junctures of the film as he unpacks the sordid track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
Micah Fialka-Feldman will screen the film and will take questions from the audience.
A question and answer session with Micah Fialka-Feldman can also be combined with a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib. For more information about this option, please contact Karen Clausen.
Through The Same Door
Micah Fialka-Feldman can also present “Through the Same Door,” a 1-hour presentation about his life and experiences. This presentation can be paired with a 20 minute question and answer session.
Speaking Details, Expenses, and Fees
- A 50% deposit (of total speaker fee) will be invoiced, upon full execution of the contract
- $1,000 per 24-hour period away from home, plus all travel expenses (see detail below)
- New York in-state fee: $500/day plus travel
- Skpe-only discussion/Q&A sessions: $100/hour (1-hour minimum)
All travel expenses are the responsibility of the sponsor. Travel expenses include:
- Roundtrip airfare and travel to and from airport in Syracuse and at speaking location
- Car, train, or bus if event is within driving distance of Syracuse, NY
- Any extra travel costs that arise due to delays imposed by weather, disaster, or logistical problems related to the event will be the responsibility of the sponsor.
The Contractor and the Taishoff Center at Syracuse University are not liable for any cancellation due to unforeseeable circumstances such as weather, health, or family emergencies. If for any reason the sponsor cancels the event less than 60 days prior to the event date, the deposit may be used towards a rescheduled event. If the Contracting Agency cancels the event less than 30 days prior to the event date, the deposit will be forfeited. Any extra travel costs that arise due to delays imposed by weather, disaster, or logistical problems related to the event will be the responsibility of the Contracting Agency.
Accessibility of Venue
Accessibility is an important component of any venue. Venues should have adequate accessible entrances and seating. The film must always be shown with open captions to maximize accessibility.
For more information on his work and booking, contact Micah.
To inquire about having Dan Habib present and discuss the Intelligent Lives film, email Karen Clausen.
Micah’s mom, Janice, is also available for keynote addresses and training workshops based around The Dance of Partnership between parents and education professionals.