The Oberlin Review

DJ Savarese, OC ’17, returned to Oberlin Sunday night for a screening of his documentary Deej, which follows his experiences over the past six years and advocates for civil rights and accessibility for autistic people.

“Deej” Highlights Interdependence, Challenges Assumptions

October 6, 2017

The lights dim. An image of hands typing on a laptop keyboard appears on the screen. A digital voice narrates the scene as it dissolves into an animation of a poem. This is Deej, the autobiographical documentary by DJ “Deej” Savarese, OC ’17, whose art speaks to autistic civil rights and universal inclusion. Dye Lecture Hall was nearly full Sunday night, when the film made its Oberlin College debut. Afterward, Savarese answered questions about the film, his life, and work. Throughout the fil...

Blue floodlights light up Mudd library to raise awareness for autism. Several students and the Office of Disability Services collaborated on the project. A panel on autism and a series of film screenings will take place in the coming weeks.

Organizers Light Mudd Up for Autism

April 3, 2015

Organizers lit up the exterior of Mudd library with blue floodlights on Thursday night to raise awareness for autism as part of Light It Up Blue, an international campaign started by the autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks. The display marks the beginning of a series of events — including a panel and three film screenings — put on by student organizers and the Office of Disability Services. “What I’m doing by this is just raising awareness on campus in general, because autism is...

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