(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.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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