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Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.

Contact: Ted DeAdwyler
phone: (415) 338-1665

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2001 ---The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at San Francisco State University will hold a series of events in April to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the center.

The DRC will sponsor a teleconference titled "Psychological Disabilities on Campus: What You Need to Know" on April 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in AV 36 of the J. Paul Leonard Library. Advance registration is necessary because of limited seating. To register, call Deidre Defreese at (415) 338-6356.

On the following day, the DRC will sponsor a symposium on disability studies and the humanities. The symposium titled "What's Disability Got To Do With It?" will be held on April 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Rosa Parks Room of the Student Center and it will be moderated by Paul Longmore, professor of history and director of S.F. State's Institute on Disability. Mairian Corker of the University of Lancashire will give a talk titled "Disability: The Unwelcome Ghost at the Banquet…and the Conspiracy of Norma lity." Other symposium participants include Catherine Kudlick, associate professor of history at UC Davis, and Susan Schweik, associate professor of English, at UC Berkeley. For more information, call (415) 338-3382.

The highlight of the DRC's 25th anniversary celebration will be a program featuring a keynote speech by Catherine Campisi, director of the California Department of Rehabilitation, on April 18 at noon in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center. Campisi will speak on "Hiring Personnel with Disabilities: A Value Added Experience." The program also includes a historical dramatization on the treatment of people with disabilities during slavery by oral historian Afi-Tiombe Kambon and a performance on facing lif e with a visible disability by Terri Tate and David Roache.

The DRC also will have a display about its history and services on the first floor of the library. For more information about the events, call (415) 338-2472.


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