Dancing For Disability Awareness

The ACCESS (A  Comprehensive Center for Exceptional Student Services) department hosted Karen Peterson and Dancers: “Twenty Five and Reaching High” at the Wolfson Campus auditorium  on Oct. 28 to help raise awareness for Disability Awareness Month.

The show featured the performances of Full Circle, Give and Take, GRIT, as well as a question and answer session. The cast made up of Shawn Buller, Katrina Weaver, Juan Maria Seller, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, and John Beauregard and Karen Peterson Corash, who serves as the artistic and executive director for KPD. The group has been a leader in mixed-ability dance since 1990.

The ACCESS department at MDC aims to empower students with disabilities and create an equal playing field among students in college. The department also strives to promote awareness about disability issues and college procedures that encourage accessibility and inclusion among students and faculty. The performance by Karen Peterson and Dancers  kick-started Disability Awareness Month to encourage others to learn more about people with disabilities. 

Photographs by Eli Abasi \ The Reporter

[huge_it_slider id=”9″]
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Kaylin Cantor

Kaylin Cantor, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Cantor, a 2014 graduate of Westland Hialeah Senior High School, will serve as Photo Editor for The Reporter during the summer of 2015. Cantor aspires to work at CNN. Her interests include photography and making YouTube videos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *