Disability News

Six disabled people of color smile and pose in front of a concrete wall. Five people stand in the back, with the Black woman in the center holding up a chalkboard sign reading "disabled and here." A South Asian person in a wheelchair sits in front. From Disabled and Here Project
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Recent issues of the Disability NEWS

Where to find more accessible Inauguration Day ceremonies. Plus more grants, internships, and groups to join! (January 20, 2021)

Kick off 2021 Disability-Style with these opportunities and events (January 6,  2021) 

This holiday season, stay connected with events and more! (December 16, 2020) 

The As We Are: Disability Justice and Community Care Conference is this weekend! (December 2, 2020)

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Leila Haile

Disability Program Coordinator