The Disability Services Office at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the University of Hawaii Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity Offices presents “The Mythology of Disability” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Mythology of Disability is a unique, artistic presentation that enables others to see the world through the eyes of the disabled. Moderator and UH-Hilo student Martin Hodapp will take the audience on a journey into the world of the disabled through the first-hand accounts of individuals who will share their views about living with disabilities.
Vanessa Martinez and Skye Balbren-Dias will perform a signed contemporary song; Caley Kilcorse will express herself through her spirit of dance; Souza will talk about her struggles as a woman of color with an invisible disability; and Dr. Steven Brown, author, advocate and co-founder of the Institute on Disabilities, will regale the audience with stories, music and anecdotes of the more humorous side of disability.
Their performances will follow welcoming remarks by UH-Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Luoluo Hong.
For more information, contact UH Hilo Disability Services at (808) 933-0816 (V), (808) 933-3334 (TTY) or e-mail [email protected].