Community Organizing

2017

Uplifting the Student Disability Resource Center at UC Riverside is focused on addressing systemic ableism within UC Riverside. Many students with disabilities on campus are unaware of the services the center provides and feel intimidated to receive accommodations from the Student Disability Resource Center. The goal of the blueprint is to start the wheels for the upcoming years with the systemic and grass-roots changes that will happen in the Student Disability Resource Center and will be student lead. The plan is to work with multiple departments on campus in order to make systemic changes with the Student Disability Resource Center to become a more welcoming and brave space. Goals are to create a space within the Student Disability Resource Center for students with disabilities to build community and organize, create relationships with the ethnic and gender programs on campus, and establish an internship program within the Student Disability Resource Center.