DJ Savarese (“Deej”) finds comfort in words, as expressed by his poetry belying his high school senior standing. Yet he only “speaks” through a text-to-voice synthesizer. Adopted by a loving and supportive family, Deej navigates the college admissions process as a young adult on the autistic spectrum, while confronting obstacles to inclusion.
Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.
Monday, April 29
Fee: $5 (coffee/dessert included)
Billed as the “female Michael Jordan,” basketball Phenom Holdsclaw led Tennessee to three successive championships and became a WNBA number one pick, Rookie-of-the-Year and All Star. But her hidden struggle with mental illness led to personal setbacks and a second career, as a vocal mental health advocate.