Disability Story Project
Disability Awareness Month October 2014. The Theme for this year is: Diversity Matters, All Year Long!
Dr. Julie Smart, professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Utah State University. Wednesday, October 1st at the Native American Cultural Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
There are more individuals with disabilities alive today than in the entire history of humankind. Moreover, there are more types of disabilities, many of which have never been known before. Both increases are viewed as medical, scientific, and technological advances since the alternative to disability would be the death of the individual. Join Dr. Smart as she discusses: 1) How did the demographers miss this trend? and 2) Where, in our general culture, is disability history? When disability is experienced by a single individual, it is called biography; when disability happens to millions of people throughout centuries, it is called social history. Where is the social history of people with disabilities?
Phoenix Suns and Mercury wheelchair basketball exhibition. Saturday, October 11th at the HLC MAC Gym from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Come watch the exhibition and then try it for yourself! Demo chairs will be available for anyone interested in trying it out.
NAU 4 All Scavenger Hunt. Friday, October 17th at the Louie statue outside the University Union at 3:00 p.m.
Join NAU 4 All in a unique hunt to find access issues on campus Everyone is welcome.
A Conversation about Disability: Everything that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m., University Union outside old Starbucks
With NAU Instructor Matthew Wangeman and John McDermott of the Institute for Human Development.
Diversity and Disability: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Social and Media Representations. Hosted by the NAU Speech and Debate team. Thursday, October 23rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m., HLC
Director Regan Brashear at a special screening of her award-winning film Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement - True Blue Rewards event
Monday, October 27th at Prochnow Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free tickets available at the NAU Central Ticket Office
The film, explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. The film’s director, Regan Brashear, will discuss the film and answer audience questions after the screening.
All events are free to the campus and greater Flagstaff communities!
Disability Awareness Throughout the Year