David Garcia Project

“A disability doesn’t have to be a social barrier. Good etiquette begins with inclusion not exclusion.” -Robert N. Hensel

Y’all let me tell you about this awesome group that I am apart of. If you haven’t heard of the David Garcia Project yet then here we are.┬áNamed after the late David Garcia, a worker in the World Trade Center in New York City who had an incurable eye disease and was killed during 9-11, DGP is a group of people who promote the work of empathy rather than sympathy for people with disabilities. We focus on many different types of disabilities such as visual, auditory, intellectual, developmental and many more. With these, we facilitate simulations for any one to experience the every day happenings of some one with a disability.Screen Shot 2018-05-04 at 2.29.22 PM

This group has given so many people the opportunity to open their minds a little more and learn about a part of diversity that not many people are exposed to.

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Communication is Key

“The art of communication is the language of leadership” ~James Humes

As we all know communication is important in every aspect of our lives, whether it be relationship, dancing, planning a trip or creating a group project. It is virtually everywhere. Without communication there wouldn’t be leadership because they coincide so much where leadership is a different form of communication. In our COM 461 class we’ve talked about the many different ways in which there can be effective communication and noneffective communication and that can depend on the type of leader you are.

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History 110L

As I came in this semester, I originally thought that this class was going to be a look at all the leaders in America and looking at the contributions they made on the country so far and so forth. Well the leadership aspect was right of course, but the main topic of the course was actually over immigrants, which was fascinating and empowering to learn about. I’ve learned so much information about immigration and things that I might not have wanted to know that will anger me to this day, but discovering this information was impacting and has allowed me to understand a little more about the lives of immigrants here in America. Continue reading