[Nmabs] a few thoughts.

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 01:10:48 CDT 2010


Hello Michael and  list,
  I think what has been done by nmabs is a good thing and I would
agree  that other divisions might  try something similar.
 I think if someone  wants to write about last years expirience, maybe
interview a person who you worked with undershades and   compile it
into an article, that would make for a great student slate artucle!
  Darian



On 9/21/10, NMABS President <nmabs.president at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently fund out that we will not have a disability awareness day in
> October, but there should be one in the Spring semester. I really like the
> idea of having a seminar. That is the main focus of the meeting on Sunday.
> Please let me know specifics for the seminar at that time.
> Thanks,
> Tara
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of Michael Postlethwait
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 6:09 PM
> To: New Mexico Association of Blind Students
> Cc: New Mexico Association of Blind Students
> Subject: Re: [Nmabs] a few thoughts.
>
> 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
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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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>>
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>> spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Teilhard de Chardin
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