ETI’s Dining in the Dark is an unforgettable, impactful experience that utilizes blindness as a tool to create a space that enables the guests to shed the preconceived notions both of themselves and others.
To celebrate its outstanding achievements, ETI along with its youth participants and volunteers will organize an event entitled 'End of Year Ceremony' in partnership with Lancaster Plaza Beirut .
Join us for an extraordinary experience and support the blind youth!
Empowerment through Integration (ETI) strives to change the narrative surrounding disability both for blind and sighted youth. We provide the emotional support necessary to bring out the potential of the youth, empowering them to be confident in their abilities, with the belief that if we focus on the positive abilities of others, the world will be a better place. ETI works to achieve this mission through our main programming, which consists of a summer camp and a social project program, in addition to fundraising events just like this one!
Vision Beyond Sight is an interactive experience where we dine in the dark, blindfolded. The underlying purpose of Vision Beyond Sight is to have our guests experience interacting without barriers or labels and develop a new understanding and a deeper perspective on what it means to be blind in a world for the sighted. The underlying purpose of Vision Beyond Sight is to have our guests experience interacting without barriers or labels and develop a new understanding and a deeper perspective on what it means to be blind in a world for the sighted. This helps to start a narrative surrounding identity and role of perceived identities in personal and professional interactions. All of this is done over a three-course, catered meal facilitated by our moderators.
In our previous offerings of Vision Beyond Sight, we have had amazing discussions surrounding identity and the role of sight in our interactions with others. We hope that you join us for a lively night of food and great discussion as we break down barriers and raise funds for the empowerment of blind youth in Lebanon and Nicaragua!
Join us to watch the award-winning documentary "Body and Soul" directed by Matthieu Bron and co-hosted by Different Lenses, One Vision -dLOV.
About the film:
"Victória, Mariana and Vasco are three young Mozambicans with physical disabilities, who live in the suburbs of the Mozambican capital, Maputo.
Daily, they face their physical and emotional challenges. The film explores how they look at themselves and others and raises universal questions about self-acceptance and how to find one’s place in society."
Location: Harvard Chan School of Publich Health, KRESGE, Room 200