April 10, 2020
The theme of this year’s symposium is Fitness for All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport. This year, the symposium will be the week of April 6 - 10, 2020 and will look at “fitness” from a holistic lens and will include both mental and physical fitness. With help from our partners, we are expecting to host over 1,000 students, faculty, and staff over the one week period.
We are bringing in Wesley Hamilton as the keynote for this event. Wesley is the Executive Director of the organization, Disabled But Not Really (DBNR). DBNR advocates for the disabled community by raising awareness about Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), promoting mental and physical wellness, and engaging diverse audiences through local and national events. Wesley was also a featured hero on Netflix’s Queer Eye Season 4, episode 2.
You will be able to register for all the events you wish to attend on April 10th, make sure to register.
- Keynote Presentation Wesley Hamilton, introduction by President Schulz April 10, 2020 CUB Senior Ballroom 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
- Finding Meaning in Adversity and Introduction to Disabled, But Not Really Screening by Trymaine Donyeill on April 10, 2020 in the CUB Senior Ballroom from 11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
- Disabled, But Not Really Video Screening and Q&A on April 10, 2020 in the CUB Senior Ballroom from 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM
- Intersectionality of Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation with Wesley Hamilton and representatives from MSS, Women's Center, GIESORC, Black Student Caucus on April 10, 2020 in the CUB Senior Ballroom from 1:00-2:00 PM
- Adaptive Climbing Event: This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of climbing. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with everyone in creating individualized adaptions for each participant. Registration open now! Also offered on Saturday, April 11. At the SRC Climbing Wall from 1:00-5:00 pm.