ILEAD’s annual MOE Project is set to occur on October 16 through October 21, 2021. There will be a full week of events happening, but we wanted to take a moment to explain what the MOE Project is and how it began. The MOE project allows students to promote equity in those with disabilities.
The MOE Project began three years ago when Teresa Dominguez (C '19), a student of Director Sauers, shared her grief about her brothers’ death. Moe Dominguez had disabilities, but he was always cheerful. Teresa shared that her brother Moe wanted to show the world his ability. He was born with severe epilepsy that caused brain damage and developmental delays. Moe continued to persevere and was a happy person. He wanted to remind everyone he met to see his ability, not his disability. He passed away unexpectedly at the age of 22. Teresa wanted to use her grief and turn it into an opportunity to inspire and enlighten those with or without disabilities.
The MOE Project will continue this year as we keep Moe’s memory alive and continue to enlighten and share information about different disabilities. Our very own Jereme Amoako-Atta C’24 will share about living with his disability, Muscular Dystrophy. We hope to see you at one of these events!
MOE PROJECT EVENTS:
· Monday October 18th at 3:30 pm in AC 323
· Jereme Amoako-Atta will be speaking
· Tuesday October 19th Information table in Patriot (11am-1pm)
· Fact sheets about disabilities
· iLEAD/NSLS students will be on board to talk with you!
· Wednesday October 20th Donation table in Patriot (11am-1 pm)
· *Raising a modest amount of $500 to help do something to improve accessibility*
· Thursday October 21 at 3:30 pm in COAD 314
· Dr. Trammel presents: “From Charity to Cherished: Disability, Sickness, and Inclusion at The Mount