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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Thats really important for people to learn, develop and hear from people like myself who have a disability who can talk about [their] experience,” said Ryan Chalmers, Stay-Focused director and symposium guest speaker.

Disability Awareness Symposium begins today

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 29, 2021

The third WSU Annual Disability Awareness Symposium, Fitness For All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport, begins today. The WSU Access Center, Disabled Students and Allies Club, and University Recreation host...

Wesley Hamilton, executive director of Disabled But Not Really, will be the guest speaker of the symposiums keynote event.

WSU Access Center to host symposium for disability awareness

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor March 3, 2021

The WSU Access Center is hosting a Disability Awareness Symposium from March 29 through April 2. The event is sponsored by the Access Center, the Disabled Students and Allies Club and University Recreation....

Jose Rosario, CEO and founder of The Phoenix Empowered, said he believes it is important for conversations about mental health to reflect people’s different experiences and identities.

‘Mental health isn’t a one-size-fits-all’

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2020

The WSU Access Center and the Disabled Students and Allies Club will host a presentation about the intersectionality of identities and how that affects access to mental health care. This is the fifth...

“Black disabled people have always been around,” said Leroy Moore, activist and founder of Krip-Hop Nation.

Activist talks about impact Black people with disabilities have on music, art during virtual event

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

Black people with disabilities have been discriminated against long before the days of slavery. Slaves were sold individually, unless they had a physical restriction, like a severed arm, said Leroy...

Leroy Franklin Moore Jr. will discuss Black disabled resistance through art during an event called “Black Disability in Resistance and Creating: Story Telling & Moore with Leroy Moore.”

Black disabled artist to host next event in WSU Access Center’s speaker series

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

Black people with disabilities have used art, music and dance to survive, says a Black disabled activist. In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will feature...

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, spoke during the second event of WSU Access Centers series.

‘We were making history’

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been edited to correct the name of Ericka Huggins, one of the members of the Black Panther Party.  When Anita Cameron helped others crawl up the steps of the Capitol,...

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, will speak during the second event of WSU Access Centers series.

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2020

In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will host its second event in a series that highlights the viewpoints of people with disabilities.  The event “We...

Comedian Steve Way has muscular dystrophy. When he was 14, he ended up with a $750,000 hospital bill because of a back surgery to fix his curved spine that went wrong. He is now an advocate for universal health care.

Comedian with muscular dystrophy advocates universal health care

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 17, 2020

Steve Way was 14 when the back surgery that was supposed to fix his curved spine nearly killed him. He knew returning to the hospital in the days after the surgery, which involved the installation of...

Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will speak about healthcare for Americans with disabilities from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Access Center, disabled students club host virtual disability awareness series

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

Speakers will emphasize how intersectionality affects those who live with disabilities during a WSU-systemwide virtual disability awareness series this fall. Events will start this Wednesday and continue...

Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin said the center’s employees will still be working in-person, but appointments will be over phone and Zoom.

Access Center open for some on-site testing

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2020

The WSU Access Center reopened for students who need specific on-site testing accommodations. The accommodations are due to the nature of their disability, said Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin. Students...

Women*s Center Director Amy Sharp said the center supports underrepresented voices and encourages students in their learning.

Guide: Local resources change due to COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief August 17, 2020

The availability of resources for students on and off-campus changed slightly due to COVID-19. These resources include academic counseling, food assistance and housing support. Office of the Dean of...

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the student fee will not increase because of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

S&A fee committee expects decrease in revenue

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor April 13, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided during a 10-hour meeting April 3 to make budget cuts that would allow the S&A fee to stay at $558 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Quinton...

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