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Out of Silence for Disability Awareness Month

In recognition of October as Disability Awareness Month nationwide, the Office of Student Disabilities Services and Learning Resources Center (and other sponsors) are bringing a one-woman production "Out of Silence" to campus on Monday evening, October 7 at 7 p.m. The show developed from a Writer-in-Residence program at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. The writer, Julie Heifetz, has fashioned three stories of patients, combining her telling of their stories with some multi-media of the writers themselves in a very compelling fashion.

For example, she realistically portrays a young woman injured in a horseback riding accident who sustained a brain injury who walks with an off-balance gait, and whose speech is impaired. In telling individual stories, one learns a great deal about patient relationships with physicians, therapists, family and friends.

The show will be held in Houston Hall in the 2nd floor Class of 1949 Auditorium. Free to Penn students, staff & faculty; $5 fee for General Public at door; (performance will be interpreted).

The main accessible entrance is located in the center of the north side of the building (Plaza/Wynn Commons entrance). There are 2 elevators in the building, one on the west, the other on the east side. Use the west elevator to the 2nd floor and Class of ‘49 auditorium. Accessible bathrooms are on each floor.

--Alice Nagle, Associate Director


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 6, October 1, 2002