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

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

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 Moore, activist and founder of Krip-Hop Nation, during the Access Center’s virtual Speaker Series o...

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

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.”

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 Leroy Franklin Moore Jr., who will discuss Black disabled resistance through art during an event...

‘We were making history’

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

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, it was exhausting but worth it for the cause. “I was one of them that participated in the c...

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

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

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 Were There, Too: Black Disabled Voices in the Disability Revolution with Anita Cameron” will feature...

Comedian with muscular dystrophy advocates universal health care

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.

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 a metal rod in his spine, would mean more in cost. So, even though he was feeling “pretty sh*tty,”...

Access Center, disabled students club host virtual disability awareness series

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

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 until November.  Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will kick off the ser...

Access Center open for some on-site testing

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

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 who need accommodations can talk to their access advisor to discuss if virtual testing...

Guide: Local resources change due to COVID-19

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

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

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 Students Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of Student Affairs, said the...

S&A fee committee expects decrease in revenue

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 Berkompas, ASWSU president and S&A committee chair, said the committee members did not feel comf...

Access Center continues accommodations online

Rochelle Dach, Access Center assistant director, said the WSU office is closed and tutoring is conducted over online Zoom calls.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2020

One WSU Access Center employee says the move to online classes removes barriers for some students with disabilities. Rochelle Dach, Access Center assistant director, said the center’s physical office closed due to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” order, but students can continue to receive accomm...

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