Thursday, September 3, 2015

Disability Awareness Week: Sept. 14-17

Monday, Sept. 14 Student Voice Panel Discussion – Stand up to Stigma: Let’s Talk About Mental Health
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center 

Tuesday, Sept. 15 “Under Stars” Book Reading & Reception: Paul Roberts, SLCC Faculty – Health and Lifetime Activities
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Academic and Administration Building, Foyer

“Under Stars” is Paul Roberts’ recently released memoir of becoming paralyzed and living fully with a disability.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Assistive Technology Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
South City Campus, Atrium 

Thursday, Sept. 17 Keynote Speaker: Anna Beninati 
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center 

At age 17, Anna Beninati lost both legs above the knee to a train accident. She began a career as an athlete on the U.S. Paralympic Development Team as a seated alpine skier. Having medaled 10 times this season alone, including earning her first national title, Anna is training for the 2018 Paralympic World Games in Peyong Chang, South Korea. Anna lives and trains in Park City, UT, and works as a public speaker to spread her message of redemption, acceptance of change, and the healing nature of sport.

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live.” – Neil Marcus