Tag: Disability Awareness

Marked Dance Project closes month of awareness

Photo by Amanda Karp The Marked Dance Project put on a moving performance at the closing ceremony of Ramapo’s Queer and Trans History Month and Disability Awareness Month ceremony. The Marked Dance Project features performers with and without disabilities, and was created in 2009 by Mark Travis Rivera, who identifies […]

Stigma Free Movement Spreads to Ramapo

Photo by Hope Patti Former New Jersey governor, Richard Codey, proclaimed Ramapo College stigma free on Wednesday as part of disability awareness month. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students mostly because the stigma surrounding mental illness deters students from coming forward about their struggles. […]

Hundreds of Shoes Displayed for Mental Health Exhibit

Photo by Hope Patti As a prelude to the Disability Awareness month program coming up in October, the “In Their Shoes” exhibit encouraged students, faculty and staff at Ramapo College to become more understanding and compassionate toward people coping with mental health issues. “Mental illness is like air. Just because […]