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"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 ashley.brickley@uni.edu, at least one week prior to the event.

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

BBQueer

Celebrate homecoming week with UNI Proud at the annual BBQ. Join us for burgers, hot dogs and marshmallows. Vegan options will be available.

Student 2 Student: Textiles and Apparel

Join us for the Student 2 Student program, hosted by the Exploring Living Learning Community. Participants will design outfits for mini dress forms out of unconventional items and learn about the major and opportunities within the program. Students who attend this program will have the opportunity to design their own print and pattern in the lab, and be entered in a contest to have their design printed.  

How to Travel Around the World

Andy Stoll, a University of Iowa graduate, will present "How (and why) to Travel Around the World." Information about study abroad programs will be available following the lecture. Cookies and drinks will be provided. Stoll's visit is sponsored by Campus Activities Board and the Study Abroad Center.

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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