Disability Awareness Month
DISABILITY FILM SERIES
Wednesdays in March | 7pm | SC 306
March 2nd- Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (http://imdb.to/1QnhDF7)
March 16th- Murderball (http://imdb.to/1QgdD85)
March 23rd- Sugarbabies (http://www.sugarbabiesthemovie.com/)
March 30th- The Fault in our Stars (http://imdb.to/1QgdTDZ)
Join Alliance for Disability Awareness (ADA) and the Disability Services office as they sponsor a film series for Disability Awareness Month. Each week will have a different film highlighting a different disability. Discussion to follow each film.
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL & GOALBALL
March 1, 15, 22, & 29 | 7 pm | SWRC
Learn about and then play wheelchair basketball at the Student Wellness and Recreation Center. Sport wheelchairs will be available for use. We will play goalball on March 22 instead of wheelchair basketball. Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes. Participants compete in teams and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal. Players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball. Eyeshades allow sighted players to compete on an equal footing with blind players. Learn how to play the sport and team up for a game. No experience necessary. The SWRC will provide the equipment to play.
ADA AWARENESS TABLES
March 1, 2, 14 &15 | 11am-1pm | Student Center Tally
Join ADA in celebrating Disability Awareness Month. They will have a table set up in the Student Center Tally. Brochures, stickers, pins, and much more will be available to learn about all different kinds of disabilities.
RJ MITTE (EIL SPEAKER SERIES)
March 21|7:30 pm | Pruis Hall
Alliance for Disability Awareness is co-sponsoring this event with Excellence in Leadership. Join us as we welcome RJ Mitte, from TV's Breaking Bad to campus to share his experiences on being an actor with a disability.
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES (panel discussion)
March 22 |11am| Student Center Forum Room
Join us as we celebrate Women's Week on campus. Several female students with disabilities with share their life and school experiences with the audience.
WE ARE EQUAL: Diversity Pledge Campaign
March 21 |11am-2pm| Scramble Light
March 22 |11am-2pm| Atrium
March 24 |5pm| Diversity March on McKinley
Join ADA, Latino Student Union (LSU), & other multicultural student organizations in signing the University's Diversity Pledge. The first annual Diversity March will also occur that week.
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD Campaign
Week of events| March 21-25
ADA is co-sponsoring Best Buddies’ week of events for the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. Contact Best Buddies (https://bsu.collegiatelink.net/organization/BestBuddies) for more information.
All of these events are free and open to the public. If you have questions or need an accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-285-5293.
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