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

NMABS President nmabs.president at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 12:28:10 CST 2011


DAD is Friday March 25, 2011 from 10:00-2:00 north of the SUB as always. If
you can make it between classes, that'd be awesome!
Thanks,
Tara


-----Original Message-----
From: nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Amanda J Youngblood
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 10:37 AM
To: New Mexico Association of Blind Students
Subject: Re: [Nmabs] FW: ASE INVITE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND
DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK


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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