April is CUNY Disability Awareness Month, a University- wide observance that seeks to recognize disability culture and share CUNY’s continued commitment to equal access and engagement of individuals with disabilities. In recognition of the month, the Office of Accessibility Services will be having a series of events. Below as well as online is the series of events that will be happening. Please join us in attending the powerful and empowering activities.
AUTISM AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN THROUGH AN INTERSECTIONAL LENS: A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION WITH UNIVERSITY EDUCATORS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
Tuesday, Apr. 18
3:00pm – 4:30pm | Online via Zoom
This presentation will include a training that was developed by a participatory team of autistic and non-autistic scholars. Insights from the Project REACH program will be led by Daniel Batkin, an autistic PhD student, and Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch. Registration is required. Faculty, staff, and students. PG CLUE event. To register for this event, please go online.
CUNY LEADS PRESENTS: ATTITUDINAL BARRIERS IN EMPLOYMENT
Thursday, Apr. 20
3:00pm – 4:30pm | Building 3N, Room 110 and Zoom (Hybrid)
A panel discussion on attitudinal barriers in employment with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Potential solutions and strategies to promote more inclusive workplace environments will be explored. Registration is required. Faculty, staff, and students. PG CLUE event. To register for this event, please go online.
Tuesday, Apr. 25
3:00pm – 4:30pm | Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall
A panel of students with disabilities who have overcome significant barriers will share their individual experiences as college students. This event helps to connect students with disabilities to CSI, while also broadcasting disability awareness throughout campus to promote increased awareness. Registration required. Faculty, staff, and students. PG/CC CLUE event.
Participants who need special accommodations should contact the Office of Accessibility Services by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to attending a scheduled event.
By Stefan Charles-Pierre, CRC