Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Disability Resource Week



The Disability Resource Center is pleased to announce Disability Awareness Week! These events are cosponsored by Arts & Cultural Events, Student Life and Leadership, the Speaker’s Bureau, and FTLC.  Here is a breakdown of the various activities:
Monday, 10/29—Student Voice Project
                11:30-1:00, Student Event Center, Redwood Campus
SLCC Students with disabilities will present an informal panel discussion to share their experiences in our community. Free pizza for all who attend!
Tuesday, 10/30—Musician Jeremiah Maxey
                11:30-1:00, Jordan campus
Jeremiah Maxey is a local guitarist with one arm. Come enjoy some music between classes! Check him out at the following site: http://www.reverbnation.com/jeremiahmaxey
Wednesday, 10/31—Musician Jeremiah Maxey
                11:30-1:00, East Entrance, South City Campus
Jeremiah Maxey is a local guitarist with one arm. Come enjoy some music between classes! Check him out at the following site: http://www.reverbnation.com/jeremiahmaxey
Thursday, 11/1—Free Movie “Music Within” followed by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Richard Pimentel
10:30-12:00, Oak Room, Redwood Campus—Free Movie “Music Within” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422783/
12:00-1:00, Oak Room, Redwood Campus—Dr. Richard Pimentel, Keynote speaker for Disability Awareness Week
Dr. Richard Pimentel is a nationally renowned expert on Disability, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Attitude Change. He is an exceptional communicator whose audiences praise his ability to combine information, humor, metaphor, analogy and storytelling into an informative whole that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.
The movie Music Within is based on his life story. Richard is a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam Hard of Hearing and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. 

*Taken from the Student Health and Wellness Blog: http://www.slcchws.blogspot.com/