Disability Awareness Month 2021: Resistance as Resilience

Disability Awareness Month 2021: Resistance as Resilience

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Join us for our month of interesting conversations centered around our diverse disabled communities. Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. Given that adults and children with disabilities represent slightly more than 19 percent of Indiana's population, disability awareness is important for all of us. Persons with disabilities are sometimes turned into objects of ridicule. But rather than being the butt of a joke, each individual in our campaign uses humor to open a conversation and highlight ways in which we can all understand each other better. There are 54 million Americans with disabilities. Adults and children with disabilities represent nearly a fifth of Indiana's population. There's nothing funny about the ignorance and naivety that often keep us from connecting with our fellow Hoosiers. Resistance as Resilience: Building Barricades of LGBTQ Mental Health with Sam Brinton Register: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufu2srTwtG9K6idtENTKL9pIxxPtaLN_k This conversation will address the cultural challenges that LGBTQ young people face each day and how resilience has created an astounding generation of changemakers. We will review the best practices for caring for ourselves and those around us in the age of COVID and beyond. From the warning signs of suicide to stories about stilettos in the White House, this is gonna be a way for each of us to know how to save lives - including our own. If you have questions, please contact Elonda Ervin at elonda.ervin@indstate.edu Planning Committee: Oyibo Afoaku, Indiana State University Peter Ciancone, The WILL Center Elonda Ervin, Indiana State University Jamie Frey, Ivy Tech Community College Molly Hare, Indiana State University Marlene Lu, ARC of Indiana Ian McNeil, Terre Haute South Vigo High School Traci McNeil, Ivy Tech School of Nursing Amber O\'Haver, Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) Breanna Pierce, Indiana State University Martha Reed, Indiana State University