October 2016: Disability Awareness Month

by Michelle Saport  |   

October is Disability Awareness Month. Celebrate with three events at UAA this week.

"Yes, I Can... Don't 'Dis' My Ability" - Resource Fair Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Union, Upper Hallway

Visit the resource fair for information from vendors, UAA departments and community agencies.

Movie: Deaf Jam Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, Room 106

In the documentary Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken-word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet, creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf. Presented by Disability Support Services and Multicultural Center. Free parking.

Mythbusters Panel Discussion Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Student Union, Den

Staff, faculty and students who experience disabilities will discuss their perspectives.

For more information, visit the UAA Disability Support Services website.

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