[Nmabs] a few thoughts.

Michael Postlethwait mpostlet at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 19:09:10 CDT 2010


A seminar sounds like a wonderful idea. I'm not sure whether or not you are aware of this, Darian, but every school year, during meet the blind month, the University of New Mexico has a disability awareness day, where people around campus get to experience what it's like as far as having a disability. NMABS does play a role in this event because we show the sighted people how we as blind people get around campus. We blindfold those people, give them a cane, and walk them around a certain part of campus. I think this is is something that other student divisions should think about doing because it really impacts the sighted people out there. Just some food for thought.

-Michael

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On Sep 19, 2010, at 12:43 PM, Darian Smith <dsmithnfb at gmail.com> wrote:

> hello all,
>   I   recently attended a state convention where  my role was to help
> organize their student division.  While I was there,  i started to
> think about  the nature of leadership in our student divisions.
> Our student  divisions are  not only great ways to learn about the
> philosiphy or the organization and a good way to develop our
> leadership skills as we look to be more assertive in life ( with
> obvious focus on student life),  but a way that we can positivly
> impact others in the way that we  all were impacted as  students when
> we first started  in the NFB.
> One of the things that the division had that I wish other divisions
> had was a  connection to some of the outfits that service students in
> their state.  One thing the division did not  have  was organization.
>  being organized enables youto tap into your contacts, or if  you
> don't have contacts;  develop contacts. once you organize and develop
> you can reach more people and when it's time for that board  to move
> past being students; they can have a  next generation of leaders to
> step into their role; and that is sustainable leadership to me.
>  I understand that things may not be so simple right now-  and so
> goes life  as a student (we all know how that goes), but one thing
> that we can do is try to develop oppertunities to meet new students
> and introduce them to the NFB and hopefully get them involved in
> NMABS.
> I don't know  if there is any way that  a meet the blind month event
> can include a seminar put on by the students for  students and maybe
> even in  partnership with the parents division?
>  I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter and  dialog on the
> possibilities.
>  let me know  what  you are all thinking and I hope to hear from you all soon!
>   I hope all is well.
>  Best,
>  Darian
> 
> 
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