[nabs-l] college parties

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Thu Aug 25 20:56:26 UTC 2016


Listers,
Let me be clear in my last statement I said don't go. Zach, you are more than welcome to go if you want. Just have safety measures in place and don't let others peer pressure you into drinking or drugs or even unprotected sex. You may think that all college students are grown up enough to understand this fact even sighted ones however, peer pressure still happens and i think is still even more rapidly used in a college setting than a high school setting as kids are starting to become adults. Just my two cents again. 

Thanks,
Aaron Linson 
CEO Linson Productions.
CEO Blind Faith Project

> On Aug 25, 2016, at 4:49 PM, Joseph Hudson via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> Zach, was definitely love to text with you about this. Because yes other things can happen cause in some instances, drinking can lead to other things. Don't want to say anything that would make anybody uncomfortable. So if you wish to talk so freak to give a call or let start shooting text messages back and forth.
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> On Aug 25, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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> Thank you Amy, this is good information to be reminded of. Perhaps under the right circumstances I will try it out. Does anything more than drinking and dancing happen at these events?
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> On Aug 25, 2016, at 09:15, Mason, Amy via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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> Do you think you would enjoy this kind of party? If you do, then it's all right to plan to attend, but you should figure out safety strategies, and escape plans.
> 
> 1. Only handle your own drink, and only let people you really *know* you can trust give you anything that's been opened.
> 2.Be sure you have a plan for leaving if you get uncomfortable that you can carry out independently. This can be a friend you can call who Is not attending the party, knowledge of walking or public transit options for getting home under your own steam, or a service like Uber, Lyft, or a taxi.
> 3. Remember all things in moderation. Socializing in any form has to balance with academics, self-care, and any employment obligations. Don't be afraid to try things that catch your attention, but don't let the balances fall too far to one side either.  Whether it is academics or social. To focus solely on academics is going to leave you missing a lot of learning opportunities that don't come in the classroom.
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> Good luck, and enjoy your college career
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> Amy Mason
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> On Aug 25, 2016, at 8:12 AM, roanna bacchus via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org<mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org><mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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> Many people go to college for different reasons.  For me it is all about the academics and social life comes afterward. Yes I think you should politely decline this invitation.  It would be helpful for your sweet mates to have contact information for your host family.
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