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Events & Engagements

Over the course of the 2023-24 academic year the UW will host a year-long disability awareness campaign in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a seminal piece of rights legislation: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 containing provision 504 which established a constitutional right of disabled people to have access to public education. Activities will range from speakers in the UW Public Lecture series, a disability history exhibit, accessibility challenges, arts and performances focused on disabled artists, and much more!

The full slate of events for the year can be found on the Office of the ADA Coordinator’s calendar!

Winter Quarter 2024 Signature Events


Public Lecture Series

Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a power chair wearing a blue sweater and giving and smiling at the camera

Alice Wong

Jan. 9, 2024 at 6:30pm | Town Hall Seattle (Hybrid)

An Evening with Alice Wong

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Public Lecture Series

Photo of Patty Berne, a brown-skinned woman with a nude lip and perfectly arched eyebrows. They are seen clasping their hands, looking up away from the camera in a playful gaze, wearing a floral top with beaded necklaces.

Patty Berne 

Jan. 17, 2024 at 6:30pm | Town Hall Seattle (Hybrid)

Disability Justice: Centering Intersectionality and Liberation

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Teaching@UW Seminar

Photo of Hala Annabi, female-presenting person with long black hair wearing a formal black and white sleeveless shirt with gold earrings in front of a white background. She is seen smiling at the camera.

Hala Annabi

Feb. 8, 2024 at 12:00pm | Zoom

Teaching Strategies that Serve Neurodiverse Students

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D-Center Event

Film Screening

Postponed | Lyceum, Husky Union Building

Being Michelle 

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Fall Quarter 2023 Signature Events


Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Headshot of Joanne Woiak, a white woman with shoulder length grey hair, wearing black framed glasses and a white collared shirt

Dr. Joanne Woiak

Oct. 17, 2023 at 5:00pm | Alder Hall Auditorium (Hybrid)

Engaging Disability, Empowering History: Ethics and Politics of Disability History 

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Public Lecture Series

Headshot of Jaipreet Virdi, a middle eastern woman with long dark hair, gold earrings, and wearing a black blazer

Dr. Jaipreet Virdi 

Oct. 24, 2023 at 6:30pm | Town Hall Seattle (Hybrid)

The Disabled Gaze: Rethinking the Past, Remaking the Future

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Disability History Exhibit

A photo of the exhibit that displays large posters of history of disability activism and disability rights legislation

UW Libraries Exhibit 

Month of October | Allen Library North Lobby

50th Anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

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