(October 25, 2013)
UNC Asheville will host its second annual Disability Awareness Week with a talk by extreme athlete Bobby McMullen and a variety of other events from Oct. 28-Nov. 1 on campus. Events include:
- Now through Nov. 1: “Challenging Our Perceptions,” an exhibition in Ramsey Library, featuring a blend of art and technology that allows orthopedic and prosthetic wearers to express their imaginations and personalities through unique devices.
- Monday, Oct. 28: “The Sessions” film screening, a 2012 film about a writer and poet who has paralysis from the neck down, uses an iron lung and wishes to lose his virginity, at 7 p.m. in Highsmith University Union, Grotto. This event is rated R strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue.
- Tuesday, Oct. 29: Keynote speaker Bobby McMullen, an athlete who has remained competitive in skiing and mountain biking despite a number of disabilities, will screen the documentary about his life, “The Way Bobby Sees It,” at 7 p.m., in Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. McMullen will lead a discussion following the screening. A silent auction benefiting the Asheville division Industries for the Blind will be held before the documentary screening, at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 31: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind will host activities from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in UNC Asheville Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall, that give fully sighted people ways to experience visual impairment or blindness.
For more information, visit the Disability Services website.