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Josh Birnbaum, author of DREAM SHOT Archives Talk at SDRP, Champaign, IL

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
book signing, sports, wheelchair basketball
Sponsor
University of Illinois Press, U of I University Archives, and DRES
Location
2009 Hopkins Seminar Room, Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP) building, 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Oct 11, 2018   4:00 - 5:30 pm  
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Join Josh Birnbaum, author of Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship, and Matt Buchi, head coach of the U of I men’s wheelchair basketball team, at the SDRP on October 11. Embedded with the 2008 championship team, Josh took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois wheelchair basketball program from 2005 through the 2008 championship season. Dream Shot follows the unique lives of the players and coaches on the court and the road, and in quiet moments at home and the classroom. Along the way, Birnbaum provides the definitive story of the 2008 team alongside the story of the university’s dedication to the progress of disability rights.

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