October is Disability Heritage Month
Intersections of Mental Health and Identity
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | SAS Auditorium
The Commission on Disability Access and Design (CDAD), in association with the Diversity Symposium Steering Committee and the Mental Health Symposium Series and Mental Health Taskforce, is excited to present a panel discussion concerning issues around mental health among diverse and intersectional populations. Discussants will explore mental health awareness and treatment among communities expressing varied identities, as well as the stigma of mental health and mental illness.
NAU 4 All Accessibility Scavenger Hunt
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | North Campus
What do we mean by access? Join us as we explore north campus looking for barriers and examples of Universal Design. Discussion and pizza to follow.
Meet in front of Union Point by the lumberjack statue and sand volleyball courts
6th Annual Sitting Volleyball Tournament
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | South Gym HLC
Prizes, food, and a plaque on the Sitting Volleyball trophy to this year’s winners! To register your team please visit nau.edu/campus-recreation/ and select Intramural Sports to create a team. Or call 523-1733. Open to the campus and Flagstaff communities.
A Conversation about Disability: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Disability but Were Afraid to Ask with Matthew Wangeman
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | IMQ Lounge, NAU Fieldhouse
Disability Studies Instructor Matthew Wangeman and IHD’s John McDermott host a honest discussion about disability.
Teaching Disability at NAU
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Liberal Arts 201
This multi-disciplinary panel of NAU faculty will discuss teaching disability primarily from the point of view of instructors. Our main hope is to publicly encourage instructors to address disability within their courses, and within their student relationships, even if disability may seem to be outside the subject of the course or outside their teaching expertise. We intend to do this by having a conversation with faculty that have addressed and incorporated disability into their own teaching in several academic fields. We will also discuss some of the ways that institutional settings and practices impact how instructors interact with disability at NAU.
The Black Panthers, The Butterfly Brigade, and The United Farm Workers of America: Their Role in the Disability Rights Movement
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Kitt Recital Hall
The Section 504 sit-in, a watershed moment for disability rights, is the longest occupation of a federal building in U.S. history. Its success was due to a broad coalition of civil rights organizations. Join us as we explore how African American, LGBTQ, and Latinx civil rights organizations were instrumental in the success of the sit-in. Paul Grossman, former Chief Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will lead us through the backstory of this historic event in our nation’s civil rights legacy.