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

Josh Brownell josh.brownell88 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 16:08:28 CST 2011


Hey I would love to help out with it too just let me know what date and what
time.
Thanks
Josh Brownell

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM, NMABS President
<nmabs.president at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Awesome!
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> *From:* nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nmabs-bounces at nfbnet.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Michael Postlethwait
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 03, 2011 6:24 AM
> *To:* New Mexico Association of Blind Students
> *Cc:* <ewsinger at gmail.com>; <tavianaq at yahoo.com>; New Mexico Association
> of Blind Students; <goalball31 at aol.com>; <alex62 at unm.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [Nmabs] FW: ASE INVITE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND
> DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK
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> I will be able to make that one.
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> Michael
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Mar 2, 2011, at 11:38 PM, "NMABS President" <nmabs.president at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>  Hi all,
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> 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.
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> Thanks,
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> Tara
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> PS. Please let me know if you can g. This will also be announced at our
> monthly meeting.
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> *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
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> *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
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> ATTACHED AND BELOW IS INVITATION LETTER TO THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS FOR
> EMPOWERMENT DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY AND DIVERSITY SHOWCASE WEEK!
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> “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.
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> 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.
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> We will also highlight and celebrate the achievements of disabled students
> at UNM.
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> 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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