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Clark Alumnus to Speak at Students with Disabilities Luncheon

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Clark College alumnus Miguel Viveros Chavez will be a keynote speaker at the virtual Students with Disabilities Luncheon this Thursday, Oct 21 at noon.

To celebrate Washington State’s Disability History Month, the Diversity Center welcomes students with observable and unseen disabilities as well as allies to join the luncheon. Viveros Chavez is blind and founded the 2020 Visionaries Club for students with disabilities and was a peer mentor at the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion during his time at Clark. He was also a reporter and a Spanish Language Editor here at the Independent.

The 2020 Visionaries Club has since disbanded, but Viveros Chavez is passionate about making the luncheon a space for people with disabilities to feel supported and welcomed at Clark.

“I’ll be talking about my own experiences, being blind,” he said. “I hope I can inspire people to try new things without feeling like their disabilities are obstacles holding them back.”

The Zoom ID for the luncheon is: 864 0455 5572

If you would like an accommodation due to a disability in order to participate in the Students with Disabilities Luncheon, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314, dss@clark.edu, or email achilders@clark.edu to set up a phone call.

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