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Celebrating Disability Culture Day Oct. 24 at WIU

October 8, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- Celebrating Disability Culture Day will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Western Illinois University's Multicultural Center (first floor). The event is free and open to the public.

According to Gretchen Steil Weiss, learning specialist at the Western Illinois University Disability Resource Center, the event is designed to highlight the disability rights movement and to encourage critical thinking about disability from a social justice perspective. Guided tours of displays that illustrate the progress of the disability rights movement will be offered.

Celebrating Disability Culture Day is a collaboration among WIU's Disability Resource Center; the recreation, park and tourism administration department; the Council for Exceptional Children; the Donald S. Student Spencer Recreation Center; Students for Disability Awareness; and the Multicultural Center.

Proof of attendance will be provided to students who participate for class credit.

If you anticipate any barriers to participation, or for more information, contact the Disability Resource Center at (309) 298-2512 or via email at

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