of Silence for Disability Awareness Month
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.
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.
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).
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