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UNA Presents Disabling the Stereotypes Week
Apr. 15, 2009



By Shayla Pearsall
UNA Student Writer

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama Disability Support Services presents Disabling the Stereotypes Week April 20-23.

Some activities that will take place during the week include Y’all’s Southern Sensations food tasting booth from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Guillot University Center Atrium on April 21. Former Miss UNA, Jacque Rainwater, will be giving the presentation “Exceeding Expectations: Living Beyond the Labels” from 1 until 2 p.m. April 21.

On April 22, from 2 until 3 p.m., author Allison Wetherbee will speak about her own experiences of going through life with no arms and legs.

An art exhibit will be on display April 20-23 in the Guillot University Center Atrium from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There also will be a sensitivity-training obstacle course in front of the Guillot University Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 20 and 23.

Disabling the Stereotypes Week will wrap up with an exhibition basketball game between the UNA Lions and the Lakeshore Storm, a wheelchair team out of Birmingham.

The exhibition game will be at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in Flowers Hall. Tickets are $5, or $3 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free. All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeshore Foundation, a non-profit Alabama based organization that serves individuals with disabilities.

For more information, contact the UNA Office of Disability Support Services at 256-765-4214.