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The Clothesline Project

The UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program in partnership with Student Wellness Services will be participating in The Clothesline Project in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Clothesline Project is a program that raises awareness for violence against women, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations. People who have been affected by violence, be it first-hand or otherwise, are invited to decorate a t-shirt with their thoughts, feelings and supportive messages surrounding the subject. These shirts will then be hung on a clothesline in Maucker Union.

We Are Survivors

Vanessa McNeal, UNI graduate student and survivor of familial sexual abuse and sexual assault, will provide opening remarks before introducing her 15-minute film "We are Survivors." The film features the stories of eight other survivors of sexual violence. Three of the survivors attend UNI. Following the film, McNeal, UNI survivors and victim advocates will join a panel discussion that focuses on ways to support, empower and encourage survivors.

Anxiety Screening

The UNI Counseling Center will hold anxiety screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m and 3 p.m. Screenings are free and open to students, faculty and staff. No registration is required. Participants will complete a questionnaire and meet privately with a counselor who will briefly discuss the results.

Spring into Wellness

Spring into Wellness is a wellness and activity fair that will allow students to explore and learn more about the eight dimensions of wellness. Various student and professional organizations will be available to speak with students regarding services and resources they offer. Free activities include Walk the Labyrinth, de-stressing activities, life size drinking and driving simulator, fatal vision goggle activities, give-aways, food and more.

"Lives Worth Living" film and discussion

Student Disability Services and the Rod Library will host the first in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue. The first film is Lives Worth Living, produced and directed by Eric Neudel.  According to ITVS, Lives Worth Living traces the development of the disability rights movement from its beginning following World War II, when thousands of disabled veterans returned home, through its burgeoning in the 1960s and 1970s, when it began to adopt the tactics of other social movements. Told through interviews with the movement’s pioneers, legislators, and others, Lives Worth Living explores how Americans with a wide variety of disabilities — including the blind, deaf, mentally and physically challenged — banded together to change public perception and policy. Through demonstrations and legislative battles, the disability rights community finally secured equal civil rights with the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most transformative pieces of civil rights legislation in American history.

For more information on the Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future series follow Student Disibility Services and/or Rod Library on facebook.  

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ashley Brickley, Student Disability Services, at 319/273-2677 or, at least one week prior to the event.

Sponsored by Student Disability Services, Rod Library and Reaching for Higher Ground.

SDS Lunch & Learn

Student Disability Services will be host a panel discussion on the experience of disability and receiving accommodations at UNI. Bring your lunch and hear from current UNI students with disabilities to learn how you can create a more inclusive environment for all.


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