Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and ResLife are sponsoring a disability rights dinner, featuring rights activist Melissa Marshall and free food from Haveli.
Melissa Marshall is a life-long disability rights activist and a part-time wheelchair user. She started a disability rights group while at Hampshire College and was one of the first people in the country to major in disability studies. She wrote Getting It: Persuading Individuals and Organizations to Be More Comfortable with People with Disabilities, a book about her adventures as a disability awareness/ADA trainer. She will be talking about employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She will also discuss parenting, navigating UConn Law School and the 2008 Presidential Campaign from the perspective of a person with a disability. She will be leading an interactive dinner discussion and invites you to bring questions, thoughts and ideas.
What: Disability Rights and Employment: A Discussion with Melissa Marshall
When: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Usdan 110