Tag: Disability Awareness Month

Ramapo kicks off month of education for October

Photo by Erica Meline For most people, October is a month that they associate with spooky goblins and ghouls, or pumpkin spiced drinks and dishes. At Ramapo College, however, the month of October is a time to celebrate diversity and acceptance. The College, therefore, took the first of October to […]

Keynote speaker Barrett shares poems and experiences

Photo by Erica Meline October marked the celebration of Queer and Trans History Month, Disability Awareness Month and Filipino American History Month. To signify the month’s ending, the Women’s Center invited Kay Ulanday Barrett as the Keynote Speaker to speak on behalf of all three communities this past Wednesday. According […]

Students discuss experiences with invisible disabilities

Photo courtesy of Project Eye-To-Eye, Wikipedia The Women’s Center held a discussion panel on invisible disabilities on Wednesday. The panel was made up of four Ramapo College students who were willing to share their personal experiences with invisible disabilities in order to raise awareness, educate and advocate for those with […]

College comes together for awareness month

Photo by Hope Patti For the duration of October, Ramapo will be observing National Disability Awareness Month and Queer and Trans History Month. Designed to educate students on the importance and contributions of these communities, the events being held this month include Pridefest, disability awareness student panels and a queer […]

GaySL Seminar Concludes Disability Awareness Month

Photo by Giancarlo Sepulveda On Monday, Ramapo hosted a GaySL seminar to educate students about the intersectionality of marginalized groups. Hayden Kristal, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri and a stand up comedian, gave the presentation on sign language and intersectional accessibility as a part of Disability Awareness […]

Opening Proclamation Ceremony Recognizes LGBTQIA+

Photo by Pauline Park In October, Ramapo celebrates Queer and Trans History Month, as well as Disability Awareness Month. The college kicked off both with an opening proclamation ceremony under the arch on Wednesday afternoon. “Ramapo College of New Jersey is proud to recognize National Disability Awareness Month and Queer […]

Disability Awareness Month Kicks Off with Speaker

Photo by Nicole Williams Kicking off Disability Awareness Month, Ramapo hosted acclaimed speaker Hakeem Rahim, who spoke about his difficult journey since his diagnosis with bipolar disorder I in 2000. It may seem that Rahim, a graduate of both Harvard and Columbia, had a smooth experience during his college years: […]