"When I Walk" Documentary Screening and Discussion
October 27, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E
In recognition of October being Disability Employment Awareness Month, Join the Diversity Institute in the Documentary Screening and discussion of "When I Walk"; Jason DaSilva’s hard-hitting record of his daily battle with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis is really an exploration of creeping immobility.
From the moment his legs gave way during a 2006 Caribbean vacation, to the film’s improbably upbeat 2012 conclusion, Mr. DaSilva, a successful documentary filmmaker and just 25 when he received his diagnosis, ruthlessly chronicled his disarmingly rapid decline.
Our discussion on multiple sclerosis will be led by Laura Polk, Chair of the Health Science Division at the College of Southern Maryland.
2014 Unity in OUR Community Forum
The Diversity Institute would like to thank all who attended the Unity in OUR Community Diversity Forum on Saturday April 12, 2014 at North Point High School, Waldorf, MD.
Special thanks to the following.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Sarah Simmons, Fox 5 TV News Anchor
Guest Speaker: Dana M. Jones, President and CEO, United Planning Organization
Maryland Humanities Council
Shoppers Food Warehouse
College of Southern Maryland
Diversity Institute Advisory Council Members:
Arinbe Technologies, Inc.
Charles County Board of Commissioners Charles
County Board of Education Charles County Government
Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.
PFLAG of Southern Maryland
Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Zonta Club of Charles County
ARC of Southern Maryland
Air Force ROTC Students from Henry E. Lackey High School
American Indian Cultural Center
Bullied But Unbroken, Inc.
Charles County Chamber of Commerce
Charles County Humane Society
Charles County Library System
Charles County Branch of the NAACP
Charles County Public Schools
Charles County Sheriff’s Office
College of Southern Maryland, Student Government Association
Dunkin Donuts, 2040 Crain Hwy, Waldorf location
Interfaith Community Connection
Leadership Southern Maryland
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Melwood Charles County Operations Center
Shabach Evangelistic Ministries
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
University of Maryland
Charles Regional Medical Center
United Way of Charles County
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter