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Annual Celebration of Abilities Month: October

Find out about UC San Diego's annual Celebration of Abilities Month, usually held in October.

October is National Disability Awareness Month in the United States. Every year, Celebration of Abilities Month events provide information related to health issues, personal well-being, and disability prevention and management.

Accommodations

Events are wheelchair accessible. To request American Sign Language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation, contact Paula Doss, (858) 534-6744, at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For parking and shuttle information, call (858) 534-RIDE (7433), or see Shuttle Service.

2014 Annual Celebration of Abilities events

October 1 - October 31

Location: Price Center, Theatre Lobby Foyer 

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Celebration of Abilities Art Display: Come and enjoy the amazing collection of art on display!  Peruse and you could find artwork of all varied mediums (e.g., paintings, sculptures, photography, etc.,); you may even find your favorite piece posted for sale.

Note: Art is displayed Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 in the Price Center Theatre Foyer.  UC San Diego's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), as part of the UC San Diego campus-wide Annual Celebration of Abilities events in October, invites artists with disabilities to share their artwork with UC San Diego and the San Diego community.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Location: Price Center, Plaza area

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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney, a popular Guitarist/Vocalist who weaves music and story into an amazing performance will be featured as the headliner. Mark's charismatic energy carries through seamlessly interspersing his passionate diversity message. 
  • The Leucadia Roadside Band, a local, popular acoustic Guitarists/Singers-Songwriters duo will be featured playing a mixed blend of originals, with a contemporary take on, folk, rock, pop, country, and blues styles for your afternoon's listening pleasure. 

This dynamo of talent leaves audiences educated, enlightened and pleasingly entertained by their music and tales.

It's a local Easy-Listening and Vocal Renditions Jam!  Come and feel the music and the message.

Diversity Educational Resource Tabling: Be sure to stop by and chat with the many UC San Diego campus community centers' who will be available to provide educational resource information. 

Light refreshments will be served. A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win!

Friday, Oct. 24

Location: Grassy area (in the back) between the Professional Buildings of TPCS & TPCN, 10280 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

~ overlooking the 11th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course ~

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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney,  a popular Guitarist/Vocalist who weaves music and story into an amazing performance will be featured as the headliner.  Mark's charismatic energy carries through seamlessly interspersing his passionate diversity message.
  • The Leucadia Roadside Band, a local, popular acoustic Guitarists/Singers-Songwriters duo will be featured playing a mixed blend of originals, with a contemporary take on, folk, rock, pop, country, and blues styles for your afternoon's listening pleasure. 

These entertainer's mastery of the guitar is accompanied by harmonic, acoustic voices filled with entertaining, educating and comedic stories.

It's a local Easy-Listening and Vocal Renditions Jam!  Come and feel the music and the message.

Light refreshments will be served. A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win!

*Note: Light refreshments are available at all events.

2014 Annual Celebration of Abilities events are co-sponsored by:

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