OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
October 2, 2019
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: || Disability Awareness Month|
Continuing UC San Diego’s long-standing commitment to fostering an
inclusive community that empowers all faculty, staff, and students to
thrive and excel, Human Resources is pleased to announce Disability
Awareness Month. Each October, Disability Counseling and Consulting (DCC),
hosts events to build awareness about the essential role that individuals
with disabilities play in our community.
This year’s theme, "The Right Talent, Right Now”, emphasizes the value
of fostering and supporting a diverse workforce in an era when historically low
unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for
In support of Disability Awareness Month, we invite you to participate
in the following events:
• Art Exhibit | October 1 – 31, 2019
During the month of October, visit the Price Center Theatre Foyer, to
enjoy an exhibit of art created by people with disabilities.
• Guest Speaker: Robert Anthony | Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome charismatic speaker, athlete and actor Robert
Anthony to campus to share his powerful message that with determination,
any circumstance can be surmounted.
Robert is a right leg below knee amputee, a professional prosthetic
educator, a U.S. Amputee Soccer player, and founder of Limb Possible, a
stand up amputee basketball team that competes across the nation. He has appeared
on TV shows including American Ninja Warrior, Ink Masters, Fosse, 7 Seconds
This event will be hosted in Price Center, The Forum, 4th Floor, and
will include opportunity drawings and light refreshments. Learn more
about our speaker at https://robertanthony.us/
RSVP to attend on October 15th at https://hrweb.ucsd.edu/dcc/
• 20th Anniversary Screening of Compensation and Panel on Black Deaf
Representations | Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for a screening of Compensation, which will be followed
by a panel discussion including Filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis, actress
Michelle Banks, cinematographer Pierre H. Désir, and graphic novelist
Compensation is a 1999 independent film co-edited, produced and directed
by Zeinabu irene Davis and written by March Arthur Chéry, about a young
African American couple at the beginning and end of the twentieth
century. Inspired by a 1906 poem from early African American writer, Paul
Laurence Dunbar, the unique drama explores aspects of Black culture in
both turn of the century and 1990s Chicago in two parallel love stories,
both about the relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing man.
This event will be hosted in the Price Center Theatre.
Get more information about the events at:
Disability Counseling and Consulting, a division of Human Resources,
supports the Triton community by providing disability management and job
accommodation consultation services to UC San Diego faculty and staff.
Services include educational outreach and customized trainings, confidential
counseling and consulting, Triton Mobility Services, and more. Learn more about
Disability Counseling and Consulting at: https://go.ucsd.edu/2oCnYHs
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) works with
undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with
documented disabilities to determine reasonable accommodations. Learn more about
the Office for Students with Disability at http://osd.ucsd.edu/
As we take this opportunity to reaffirm our strong belief that people
from a wide range of backgrounds and identities make our community
stronger through their unique and valuable contributions, I hope you
will join us to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of those
Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Nancy E. Resnick
Chief Human Resources Officer