(March 10, 2010)--The UTSA Social Workers Advocating for Change Together (SWACT) graduate student organization will host a showing of the film "Music Within" at 6 p.m., Friday, March 12 at the Guadalupe Street Coffee House, 1320 Guadalupe St. The coffee house is a nonprofit organization whose proceeds benefit the Baptist Children and Family Social Services. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be available for purchase.
The film is based on a true story. Ron Livingston plays Richard Pimentel, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing-impaired. Suddenly faced with his own disability and recognizing the struggles of others with disabilities, he sparks a civil rights movement on behalf of Americans with disabilities.
Following the film, UTSA social work graduate student Albert Garcia will facilitate a discussion of the social-justice issues highlighted in the film. Garcia's work at the Texas capitol helped pass House Bill 806, a bill for insurance parity that would require insurance companies to cover at minimum what is covered by Medicare. The legislation was in response to private insurance companies providing inadequate prosthetic coverage for policyholders.
For more information, contact Amanda Rodriguez at 210-379-3103.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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