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Lets us know about events in your college campus or community celebrating  or supporting people with disabilities. Create your own event on your college campus of community to support your cause. Forward you photos of the event. We would love to hear from you to help you publicize your upcoming event, as well as hear about the event itself.

WE CONNECT NOW DISABILITY RIGHTS CAMPAIGN 

We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign is designed to empower college students with disabilities to know their rights.

We Connect Now thanks Bucknell University  in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Thanks to our volunteer who helped bring the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign to the Universidad Central de Bayamón in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

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We Connect Now thanks all of those who helped in bringing the Disability Rights Campaign to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts this Fall.

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Thanks to our followers in the Nation’s Capital for helping WCN bring its Disability Rights Campaign to George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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We Connect Now wants to thank its Connector for bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”)  in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on bulletin board at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts

We Connect Now thanks all of those who participated in bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to Georgetown University in Washington, DC. 

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on bulletin board at Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC

We Connect Now thanks its volunteer for bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on a bulletin board at the Marymount University campus in Arlington, Virginia.

We Connect Now thanks all of those who participated in bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to the Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on the Universidad del Turabo campus in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

We Connect Now wants to thank its Connectors for bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to Dillard University  in New Orleans, Louisiana, the same week that the First Lady Michelle Obama addressed their graduating class.

Photo of the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on bulletin board at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We Connect Now thanks the Disability and Learning Resource Center (“DLRC”) at Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, California for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed at the Disability and Learing Resource Center (DLRC) at Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, California.

We Connect Now wanted to thank Literacy Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed on a bulletin board at Literacy Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Thanks to the Center for Accessible Living in Louisville, Kentucky for participating in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed at the Center for Accessible Living in Louisville, Kentucky.

We Connect Now thanks the Disability Access Services office at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster displayed near student workstation at Oregon State University's Office of Disability Access Services

Thanks to TRIO Student Support Services at the Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign poster posted on the TRIO Project Success Bulletin Board at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado

Thanks to the Academic Advising Office at Utah State University – Eastern in Price, Utah for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of We Connect Now Disability Rights campaign poster displayed on bulletin board at the Utah State Eastern campus

 

 

We Connect Now wanted to thank all of those who participated in bringing our Disability Rights Campaign to the University of Tennessee campus in Memphis, Tennessee.

We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign displayed on Campus at the University of Tennessee

We Connect Now send its thanks to the Blanchard Valley Center in Findlay, Ohio for their participation in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

Photo of a person at the Blanchard Valley Center participating in the We Connect Now's Disability Rights Campaign

 

We Connect Now (“WCN”) thanks the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) in Talladega, Alabama for participating in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

WCN thanks our student supporter at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas for participating in the We Connect Now Disability Rights Campaign.

WCN Disability Rights Campaign Law Poster displayed at the University of Arkansas

We Connect Now (WCN) thanks Active Minds at UW for collaborating with us. See the photos below.

WCN Disability Rights Campaign Poster on Active Minds Table

We Connect Now Disability Rights Poster on U of W Active Minds table

CURRENT EVENTS

The Caribbean University Art Museum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, with the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is presently displaying an art exhibit accessible to the blind, “Museo sin Barreras”.
Photo of Poster of Museo sin Barreras at the Caribbean University in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Ciudad del Turabo Rotary Club in Caguas, Puerto Rico along with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation and the Rotary Clubs of Everett, Washington and Santurce, Puerto Rico, distributed 110 wheelchairs over a three day period to people in Puerto Rico in need of wheelchairs. They distributed the wheelchairs through groups in Caguas, Naguabo, Santurce, Yabucoa and Maricao, Puerto Rico at different events.
Wheelchair distributed to a young man in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Wheelchair given to a young woman in Caguas, Puerto Rico
 
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:

DO NOT FORGET OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION:
United Nations International Day for People With Disabilities

Persons with disabilities make up an estimated 15 per cent of the world’s population. Almost one-fifth of the estimated global total of persons living with disabilities, or between 110-190 million, encounter significant difficulties.  Furthermore, a quarter of the global population is directly affected by disability, as care-givers or family members.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is both a human rights treaty and a development tool, provides an opportunity to strengthen developmental policies related to the implementation of internationally agreed development goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), thereby contributing to the realization of a “society for all” in the twenty-first century.

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SUGGESTIONS FOR POSSIBLE EVENTS:
  • Celebrate and Help Create Awareness For Deaf People Events Visit
  • General Suggestions
1. Host a table educating people about students with learning disabilities.
2. Have sample letters and petitions for people to sign at your meeting or event regarding upcoming legislation.
3. Hold a bake sale or fundraising dinner to raise money for a disability support group, like Best Buddies.
4. Organize a skit to highlight some of the issues facing people with disabilities.
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