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Disability Awareness & History

The second week of October is Disability History Week. October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year's theme is "Increasing Access and Opportunity."


Are you a student interested in becoming more involved with a campus organization? Consider joining the Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment Club (S.A.D.E).

If you would like to learn more about the history of disability issues, events & activism in the United States. We have the Encyclopedia of American Disability History available online.

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At the Library

book cover nothing about us without us

Charlton, J. I. (2000). Nothing about us without us: Disability oppression and empowerment. Berkeley: University of California Press.

book cover disability and justice

Riddle, C. A. (2014). Disability and justice: The capabilities approach in practice. Lanham: Lexington Books.

book cover microaggressions and marginality

Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions and marginality: Manifestation, dynamics, and impact. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

book cover understanding disability

Jaeger, P. T., & Bowman, C. A. (2005). Understanding disability: Inclusion, access, diversity, and civil rights. Westport, Conn: Praeger Publishers.

book cover diversity social justice inclusive excellence

Asumah, S. N. (2014). Diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence. Albany: State University of New York Press.

book cover discrit disability studies and critical race

Connor, D. J., Ferri, B. A., & Annamma, S. A. (Eds.), (2016). DisCrit: Disability studies and critical race theory in education. Albany: Teachers College Press.


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