Dear Students and Families: Congratulations—we crossed the threshold of the midway point of the fall semester earlier this week! I hope you’ll take time this weekend to recharge your batteries, connect with friends and burn off some stress. The activities…
From ‘Breaking Bad’ to Equality and Diversity Activism
Join co-star of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” equality and diversity activist RJ Mitte, on Thursday, March 4, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET for an engaging, educational and inspirational discussion surrounding transforming obstacles into assets and bullying prevention. The Intercultural Collective’s Disability Cultural Center in partnership with University Union, invites the Orange community to register for this virtual event on ’Cuse Activities.
“As a member of the Intercultural Collective, the Disability Cultural Center provides a space for connection, community, programming and outreach with a focus on disability as diversity,” shared Kate Corbett Pollack, coordinator of the Disability Cultural Center. “We are not only excited to partner with University Union and RJ Mitte, but we also look forward to sharing important topics of discussion surrounding disability communities.”
Other recognizable roles of RJ Mitte include Showtime’s “Weeds,” NBC’s “Vegas,“ Freeform’s “Switched at Birth“ and CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris.” Throughout the virtual discussion Mitte will further share his rise to fame, discuss his experience with cerebral palsy, his mission of removing the stigma associated with disability, activism and experiences on and off camera exploring diversity, acceptance, determination, achieving goals and more.
“As University Union’s Performing Arts Directors, we value above all else bringing diverse and popular artists to campus for students to enjoy,” shared Emily Sodergren ’21 and Luke Berninger ’23. “RJ Mitte is not only an extremely successful actor, but also an advocate for those with disabilities. We are so excited to partner with the Disability Cultural Center for this show, and to bring a new perspective to the Syracuse community.”
For additional information or to request accommodations, please email Kate Corbett Pollack at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315.443.0228.