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Disability Justice in Activism and Organizing

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, Oct 18, 12:30-2:30, Nolte Hall room 140. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Critical Disability Studies Collective Presents: Disability Justice in Activism & Organizing: Local Action to Statewide Change - A Panel Discussion. 

Rick Cardenas / Longtime local disability activist and organizer currently working with the the ReConnect Rondo Project.

Mai Thor / Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

News and Information

Letter to the Editor - Boynton Health

Thursday, October 4, 2018

To the Editor:

We very much appreciate Monday’s editorial, Students should utilize University-sponsored mental health services (9/24/18). We believe student advocacy is reducing the stigma associated with mental health care. That’s a good thing. 

We want to clarify some of the information because we’re concerned students might believe there are barriers to care where there are none.

Read the full letter to the editor published in the MN Daily.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The following message was sent to all students on the Twin Cities campus from President Eric W. Kaler on Oct. 2, 2108

Dear Twin Cities students,

This week marks the 104th annual celebration of Homecoming, a tradition dedicated to honoring the spirit of the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities campus. Many of us will participate in events and share experiences that reflect our collective pride around the choice we each made to be Golden Gophers.


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