- This event has passed.
First Friday Movie: Emmanuel’s Gift: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This documentary tells the story of 27-year-old Ghanaian Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, born with a deformed leg. The disabled are often disdained or even murdered at birth in Africa, but Emmanuel is determined to be a part of society. After receiving a bicycle, thanks to a grant for handicapped athletes, Emmanuel rides across Ghana, challenging stereotypes in the process. Emmanuel travels to America to receive a prosthetic leg and spreads awareness of human rights for the disabled everywhere he goes.
Join us for this inspiring story of one man’s journey to change how the world views the disabled.
Love the movie? Check out the book:
The story of a West African youth who pursued an education, helped support his family and became a record-setting cyclist in spite of a disability traces his ongoing achievements as an activist.