Learning Unlimited program hosting poetry and art showcase

Learning Unlimited, a class offered by the Department of Education that partners Salve Regina students with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, will celebrate its culminating event this week. “Awakening Compassion: The Ripple Effect,” a poetry and art showcase, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Throughout their yearlong journey, Learning Unlimited participants used art, poetry, music and creative movement to explore themes of compassion, hope, love, justice, inclusion, equality and respect. The notion is that a compassionate world is possible when everyone treats others as they wish to be treated – with dignity, respect and equity.

Copies of “Awakening Compassion: A Poetry Collection,” the poetry and art publication that accompanies the program, will be available for sale during the showcase.

Each year, Learning Unlimited creates opportunities for undergraduate students and people with developmental disabilities to learn from each other through education, recreation and socialization. Through multiple weekly workshop options, participants engage in a process of self-discovery and heightened self-awareness, and explore career paths that inspire them.

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