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Looking Inwards: Self-Auditing your Office Towards Anti-Racism and Disability Justice

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For years, the field of disability services has been moving their hearts and minds towards a program model that espouses a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. But turning words into actions requires taking a hard look in the mirror and a courageous examination of our institutional practices, including the policies and processes of a Disability Services office, that exclude multiply marginalized students. This program will be an overview of the journey that our Disability Services Office took to initiate and execute an action plan towards anti-racism, including how we developed and carried out a self-audit, the findings and results from that work, and a guided workshop so that DSPs can develop this for their own places of work.


  • Carleigh Kude

    Carleigh Kude (she/her), is the Director of Disability Resources for the Stanford School of Medicine. Prior to specializing in health sciences and medical education, she served as the Director of Disability Advising at Stanford’s Office of Accessible Education. Carleigh’s calling to disability inclusion comes directly from her lived experience as a formerly homeless youth, a first-generation college student, and a woman with disabilities. She has a Master’s in Public Administration, a background in non-profit organizations, business operations, and management consulting. Carleigh is an avid reader and bicyclist.

  • Roselyn Thomas

    Roselyn Thomas (they/them, she/her), is a Disability Adviser with OAE. She studied Sociology and African and African American Studies as an undergraduate and Sociology as a graduate student. Roselyn has been a long-time leader within Stanford Student Affairs and her journey to working in disability services stems from a long-term commitment to mental health and well-being as a racial and gender justice issue. Roselyn approached her work with students in a way that acknowledges the interplay between our individual lived experiences and positionality within systems of oppression. She centers students' experience of disability in context of the other identities they hold and/or marginalizations they experience.

  • Heather Harris

    Heather Harris (she/they) is a Disability Adviser in the Office of Accessible Education. They received their Bachelors in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University and \their Masters in Disability Studies at CUNY. As a biracial, bisexual woman with a myriad of disabilities themselves, Heather believes in the importance of recognizing the intersectionality of all of our identities, rest as a form of resistance, and the deeply intertwined history of disability and racial justice.

March 15, 2024
Fri 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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