In Fight Against Ableism, Disabled Students Build Centers of Their Own
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Adrienne Lu, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thanks to student advocates, the University of Wisconsin at Madison recently became the latest in a growing number of colleges with disability cultural centers, which aim to shine light on the perspectives and experiences of disabled people, foster a sense of community, and promote activism and disability justice.
Altogether, at least 12 disability cultural centers now exist nationwide; in addition, students are working to create new centers on about a dozen other college campuses.