Down Syndrome Awareness Month is this month (October) and a wonderful opportunity for you to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, by bringing quality programming into your organization.
Because of Sam is a new documentary about Tampa native Sam Piazza who has Down syndrome, overcame bullying, won Homecoming King at a Tampa High School, works at PDQ, and is a staunch advocate for people with disabilities.
The movie transforms how the world views people with disabilities and inspires ALL people to pursue their dreams.
Consider booking a screening of Because of Sam for a 2-hour “Lunch and Learn” session at your organization to help educate your employees about the capabilities of people with disabilities and to support inclusion.
Filmmaker Renee Warmack and Sam can attend to facilitate a meaningful Q and A session and offer additional resources for your employees and their families.
Hear what others are saying about Because of Sam:
“Well done, exceptional, inspiring. You did an amazing job. It turned out beautifully. From our hearts, thank you for telling our story.” ~ Ruth Piazza, Sam’s Mother
“… congratulations on this important documentary that demonstrates the struggles and accomplishments of those with challenges, and it will certainly inspire others to be accepting, encouraging, and inclusive of everyone.” ~Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
“Be prepared to be wowed… because it’s something very special and something much needed, especially in the world today. We need to put as many positive stories out there as we possibly can and definitely need to highlight as many heroes as we can and my man, Sam, is definitely a hero.” ~WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil (Mr. O’Neil is featured in the movie)
“Sam Piazza is a local hero. His story is worthy of national prominence.” ~Ken Hagan, County Commissioner, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
“Film Tampa Bay stands behind Renee, and will continue to champion Because of Sam.” ~Tyler Martinolich, Hillsborough County Film Commissioner (Film Tampa Bay)
“I congratulate you, Ms. Warmack, as a local independent filmmaker, having produced, directed and written the new documentary, Because of Sam, marking the challenges that Tampa native Sam Piazza faced…” ~Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr., County Commissioner, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
“I applaud Renee and Sam for their determination to bring this story forward for the greater good. Because of Sam is not only a beautiful story but one that can change lives and families forever.” ~Kelley Parris, Executive Director, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida (Ms. Parris is featured in the movie)
Benefits of Bringing Because of Sam to YOUR Organization:
- Learn more about people with disabilities, Down syndrome, and the importance of inclusion in the workplace
- Get resources and supports
- Get motivated by Sam’s inspirational story and take action to pursue their dreams
Click the button below to learn more about booking a screening: