When I Stutter Movie Screening

By NSSLHA at SFState (other events)

Friday, February 2 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

SFSU NSSLHA chapter will be welcoming John Gomez to screen the film WHEN I STUTTER on February 2nd, 2018 at San Francisco State University


Coming to the event? Make sure to mark yourself as "going" on our Facebook event page. This will help ensure that we best accommodate our guests. 

TICKET PRICE (Tickets will also be available at the door.)

  • SFSU Students & Faculty $5
  • General Admission
    • Early BIRD $7
    • Full price $10


  • 6:00 Silent auction & mixer benefiting ASHA Foundation Scholarships & SFSU NSSLHA Light refreshments will be offered.
  • 7:00 Introduction & Screening of the film.
  • 8:30 Q&A with John Gomez

*In an effort to support environmental sustainability, we will not be providing disposable water bottles at the event. We encourage our guests to bring reusable water bottles, as filtered water stations will be provided.


Jack Adams Hall at San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

*Jack Adams Hall is located on the top floor of the Cesar Chavez Building


Parking is available in the SFSU Parking Garage for $8.

SFSU Parking Garage: 796 State Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132


About When I Stutter



Directed by John Gomez, WHEN I STUTTER is a documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. Over the course of 4.5 years, 19 people shared stories about how stuttering has impacted their lives. These stories run the gamut of human emotion… Some are dark, some are funny and others are triumphant! Additionally, there are “educational vignettes” interspersed throughout the documentary to help illuminate some of the mysteries surrounding stuttering.


From John Gomez was born and raised in Northern New Mexico.  He attended Colorado College where he earned a degree in Philosophy and American Ethnic Studies.  At the age of 24, he pursued an acting career in New York first and then tried his luck in Hollywood.  At the age of 31, he decided to return to school to become a Speech Language Pathologist.  He graduated from California State Los Angeles University with a Masters degree in Communication Disorders in 2009.  Currently, he works as a Speech Pathologist for the Los Angeles Unified School District.  He will be an adjunct professor teaching a graduate-level course on dysfluency at Cal State LA in 2018.  CSULA has also recently honored John with the Lois V. Douglass Distinguished Alumnus Award. John also moonlights as a filmmaker.  In 2012 he established Keen Eye Productions.  He has shot, edited, and produced several promotional videos, live events, and various other short visual narratives.  His first feature film, WHEN I STUTTER had its world premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival on April, 2nd 2017.  It is a film that aims to elucidate some of the mysteries that surround stuttering and explores the psychological impact that this communication disorder can have on those who are challenged by it.


  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Lisbon International Film Festival 
  • EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 
  • AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Kansas International Film Festival



We are the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at San Francisco State University. 
We are a group of pre-professionals who are dedicated to serving individuals with speech, language, hearing, literacy & swallowing difficulties. We represent future speech-language pathologists & audiologists and use the organization as a platform to teach members the steps towards becoming a professional. We also host social events, fundraisers, and CEU conferences for professionals and students.

Mailing Address

1600 Holloway Ave. Burk Hall, Room 114