UCLA Disability week 2013 is approaching, October 7th through October 11th. There are several events scheduled across campus. Continue reading
The Ackerman Turnaround and its bus terminal will be closed due to the construction of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Guest Center for the period of July 8, 2013 through summer 2016. This closure affects campus traffic circulation, bus service, and general wayfinding, as the Turnaround is an easily reached, central point of campus. Continue reading
On Saturday afternoon, May 4, we are presenting a free, open-to-the-public discussion with Geri Jewell, Jenni Gold and Mark Povinelli, who will join KPCC’s Shirley Jahad here in the Crawford Family Forum to talk about the evolving presence and depiction of those with disabilities in the arts and media.
Saturday, May 4, 2 – 4pm
We hope you will join us for a conversation with author Harilyn Rousso, who will discuss her latest work, Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks:
Harilyn Rousso is a woman with cerebral palsy and one of the “founding mothers” of the U.S. disabled women’s movement. She has been involved in the disability rights and women’s movement for more than 25 years. Confronting disability and gender stereotypes on a daily basis-from “You’re so inspirational!” to “What a shame! Such a pretty girl!”- Harilyn, in her memoir, Don’t Call Me Inspirational, describes what it takes to overcome disability prejudice, not disability, and how to lead a wise, witty, outrageous life, disability and all.
DATE: Monday April 29, 2013
TIME: 4:00 P.M.
LOCATION: 306 Royce Hall
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UCLA will be hosting our first ever Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on Saturday, May 11th at Drake Stadium! Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in communities across the country, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks, you will be walking with thousands of students nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk, you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
Registration is FREE and you are welcome to make a donation to support AFSP when you sign-up to walk. For those of you who are not early risers, this is the walk for you as it will begin at 2:30pm!!
Click here for more details and to register for the May 11th UCLA Out of the Darkness Campus Walk . This is a community event so feel free to share with any friends, family or colleagues who want to support suicide prevention.