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Meeting Notes - September 15, 2011

Present: Carly Armour,  Shelli Meyer,  Keith Rulf,  Mark Harris, Rachel Gatewood,  Jan Gorman,  Shams Ghoneim,  Jacquett Wade,  Tiffini Stevenson-Earl,  Lindsay Jarratt

Call to order
Carly Armour, Co-Chair called meeting to order at 12pm.

  1. Brown Bag Luncheon & Speaker:  David Morrissey, USICD Executive Director
    • Tuesday 9/27/11 at 12:15 in Room 1117UCC 
    • David Morrissey will introduce the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL)
    • CDA partnering with Widernet Project

  2. Paralympic Experience/Demo  
    • Sponsored by SportAbility (
    • Sunday 10/23/11 at the University of Iowa Field House from 12-5pm – Free Event
    • Featuring handcycling, archery, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball

  3. Regents Disability Summit
    • Friday 10/14/11 – Iowa State University campus
    • Funding to attend available for students from the Chief Diversity Office and staff from the Faculty and Staff Disability Services

  4. UI Campus Disability Celebration  
    • Friday, October 28th, 2011 3:30-5pm
    • CDA Writing Contest winner will be announced during the celebration- 5 minutes
    • CDA Writing Contest Reception will be held after this from 5:15 -6pm

  5. CDA Writing Contest & Reception
    • Deadline has been extended until September 30th
    • Tiffini Stevenson-Earl will have Kathy in the EOD office create certificates for winners
    • CDA Writing Contest Reception will be held after Disability Celebration 10/28 from 5:15 -6pm
    • Judges will share a few words about winners
    • Winners will be able to read their pieces

  6. CDA goals for Academic Year 2011-2012
    • Increase Mental Illness Awareness
    • Purchase T-shirts to all wear on Fridays during October with the statement “Mental Health Awareness” on the back and a phrase of your choice on the front.  All one color TBD. 
    • Phrase chosen:
    • Give Depression a Voice….Talk About It.
    • Possible Co-Sponsors for back of shirt:
      • Chief Diversity Office
      • Active Minds
      • UI Chapter on NAMI
      • Student Disability Organization
      • UCS
      • SDS
      • FSDS

  7. Spring Event
    • Film “See What I’m Saying” with panel
    • Other disability related movie
    • Possibly have one movie on Monday, Wednesday,  Friday or 3 days in a row.    

  8. CDA Annual Report
    • Carly & Helen to review and approve then will be submitted to Chief Diversity Office

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm by Carly Armour.

The next meeting will be Thursday, October 20th at 12pm, Location: 2520B UCC

Minutes submitted by:  Shelli Meyer, Secretary
Approved by:   Carly Armour, Co-Chair