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Wednesday, April 3, 7:00PM

Multipurpose Room in the Student Union
Murderball Film Screening
Discussion led by Don Romesburg to follow

MURDERBALL, Winner of the Documentary Audience Award is a film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players that will smash every stereotype you ever had about the disabled. It is a film about family, revenge, honor, sex (yes, they can) and the triumph of love over loss. But most of all, it is a film about standing up, even after your spirit - and your spine - has been crushed.


This event is sponsored by ASP in support of Disability Awareness Month.

Thursday, April 4, 12:00PM12:50PM

Stevenson 1002
Tracy Garza - Intersectionality, Disability, and LGBTQ Communities

As one of the founding Board Members, Tracy Garza has been actively involved with Transgender Law Center. An ardentadvocate for LGBT and disability issues, Tracy has also served as volunteer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, GLAAD, the San Francisco LGBT Center, and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and is currently a member of the S.F. Human Rights Commission's LGBT Advisory Committee. Women's and Gender Studies Department.

Thursday April, 4, 7:30PM

Ives 101
Manning "Weights - One Blind Man's Journey"

Lynn Manning, award winning poet, playwright, actor, and former World Champion of blind judo stars in his autobiographical, solo play, “Weights” which traces Manning's life from his impoverished childhood in South-Central L.A. to the present through poetry, music, and narrative.


This event is sponsored by ASP in support of Disability Awareness Month.

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00PM

Mark Wellman

Mark Wellman is a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker. Despite being paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, Mark has inspired millions to meet their problems head-on and reach for their full potential. Mark encourages individuals to adventure into new horizons; to go beyond the seeming unreachable.


This event is sponsored by ASP in support of Disability Awareness Month.

Tuesday, April 16, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Commons-Terrace Room
Transition From College to Employment Workshop – “How and when should I disclose my disability at work?

Valerie McKamey and Bill Whitmire (California State Department of Rehabilitation) discuss disability related issues in relation to transitioning from college to the workplace. Topics covered will include how and when you should disclose your disability in the workplace and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers employees with disabilities. Department of Rehabilitation programs, benefits and eligibility will also be discussed.

Thursday, April 18, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Salazar 2022
Technology in the Classroom

SSU Department of Education faculty member, Sandy Ayala, will present how the use of accessible technology and Universal Design can benefit all students, including students with disabilities.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2:30PM – 4:00PM

Commons-Terrace Room
Disability Awareness Month Reception

Disability Services students are invited to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in April!  Join us at this fun event to recognize seniors as well as the DSS Faculty/Staff Appreciation Award!

Athletic Department
Concussion Management/DSS Outreach

Interactive workshop with DSS and SSU Athletic Trainers to discuss resources for students with concussions and the referral process for classroom accommodations.