Who: Those with disabilities and our allies
When: Friday November 15, 2013
Where: University of Michigan School of Social Work Room B742
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Why: Because your insights and input are critical to the development of…EVERYONE involved
As you may know, being a student at the University of Michigan comes with many challenges. Whether one is completing their undergraduate degree or, doing graduate level work, the demands of a rigorous course load that accompany acquiring an education at an institution of higher learning like this one, stretches one both physically and mentally. Therefore, having a network of people in your life who are experiencing similar situations, to support you and be supported by you, is essential.
However, speaking as someone with a disability, this can be made slightly more difficult when one has a disability. Not to infer that our friends who don’t have disabilities cannot empathize in a large degree with what it's like to have a disability, because at the end of the day we're all people attempting to do our best with whatever is on our respective plates. Finding people who can understand exactly what you are faced with can be perplexing. I know that personally speaking to other people with disabilities often provides both of us with a sense of freedom and connection as we discuss and share about our views, experiences and observations.
So, whether you have disability or consider yourself an ally of those who do, please join us.
If there are ANY questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.