[Nmabs] FW: ASE INVITE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK

Amanda J Youngblood ayoung87 at unm.edu
Fri Mar 4 11:36:51 CST 2011


Hi, I would like to help out with D.A.D. What day is it 
and during what times? Thanks and hope everyone has a nice 
weekend!
    Amanda Youngblood







On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 23:38:44 -0700
  "NMABS President" <nmabs.president at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Below is an email I received from Margaret Leicester 
>from the Associated Studetns for Empowerment at UNM. We 
>have participated in DAD each semester for the last few 
>years. I am writing to find out who is willing and able 
>to make the day and help educate sighted people in our 
>community/hand out NFB literature. It is a wonderful time 
>to meet some people in our community and help them learn 
>what blindness is not and how to use a cane under 
>blindfold.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Tara
> 
> PS. Please let me know if you can g. This will also be 
>announced at our monthly meeting.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>From: Tara Sena [mailto:tmatzick at unm.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 11:27 PM
> To: nmabs.president at gmail.com
> Subject: FW: ASE INVITE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND 
>DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>From: Guida Leicester [mailto:chandlermuf at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 3:27 PM
> To: tmatzick at unm.edu
> Subject: ASE INVITE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND 
>DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK
> 
> 
> 
> ATTACHED AND BELOW IS INVITATION LETTER TO THE 
>ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR EMPOWERMENT DISABILITY AWARENESS 
>DAY AND DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK!
> 
> “One does not OVERCOME one's dis-ability, any more than 
>one overcomes their race, gender or gender 
>orientation...”- Emma Rosenthal
> 
> Dear Friends,
> 
> The Associated Students for Empowerment (ASE), 
>University of New Mexico’s disability student 
>organization, is planning its spring “Disability 
>Awareness Day” on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 10 am to 2 
>pm, outside on the SUB North Upper Plaza, UNM campus. All 
>UNM student organizations and community groups from 
>Albuquerque are invited to participate.
> 
> This year, during the week of March 21-25, ASE will 
>collaborate with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and 
>many other UNM departments and student organizations, 
>celebrating Diversity Showcase Week. Participating groups 
>include: the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), the 
>African American and the American Indian Student 
>Services, El Centro de la Raza, the LGBT Resource Center 
>and more. During this week, there will be several films, 
>panel discussions and other activities reflecting UNM’s 
>diverse student population.
> 
> On Friday, March 25th, ASE will focus on raising the 
>campus community’s awareness—students, faculty, and staff 
>alike—around accessibility, transportation and other 
>issues facing the disabled populace. The day also aims to 
>educate students with disabilities about available 
>resources at UNM, as well as in the broader Albuquerque 
>community.
> 
> There will be an obstacle course for blindfolded people, 
>“wheel chair challenge courses” (students and staff 
>members ride in a wheelchair around campus), and a wheel 
>chair basketball challenge with the Kings Wheel Chair 
>Basketball Team. These events will be fun, as well as 
>give people a sense of what it is like to be physically 
>challenged.
> 
> We will also highlight and celebrate the achievements of 
>disabled students at UNM.
> 
> We invite your group’s participation through sponsorship 
>and/or providing your group’s service information at a 
>table on the plaza addressing disability needs on campus 
>and in the community.
> 
>For more information, please call and leave a message at 
>246-2231, to receive more information and to let us know 
>you would like to participate.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Ian Christmas, President
> Guida Leicester, Vice President
> China Holley, Secretary
> Randy Holley, Treasurer
> 
> 
> 





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