2023 Disability Advocacy Week

We strive to host inclusive accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you anticipate any barriers to your participation and would like to request an  accommodation, please contact Tara Buchannan at tmbchnnn@memphis.edu or 901.678.2880. Requests made by 4:30 PM on March 24 will allow us to provide seamless access.


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Tuesday, March 28

One Love Workshop: Healthy Relationships & the Disabled Community

 3-4:30 PM | UC Fountain View Room

    • In partnership with Title IX: Prevention Center, this event will help you to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships.


Wednesday, March 29

American Sign Language (ASL) Club Reception and Meet & Greet with Comedian Kathy Buckley

3:30-4:30 PM | UC Beale Room

    • Members of the ASL Club will have the opportunity to discuss deaf culture with comedian, Kathy Buckley! Event will have ASL interpreters.


Understanding Ableism Student Panel

4-5 PM | UC Memphis Room

    • In partnership with Student Diversity Ambassadors, come learn about ableism and hear about the experiences of students with disabilities.


Comedian Kathy Buckley

6 PM | UC Theatre | Free of Charge. Open to the Public

    • This engaging comedy show will have ASL Interpreters.


Thursday, March 30 

Honor the Life of Disability Activist Judy Heumann

12:30 PM | Via Zoom


Friday, March 31

DRS Award Ceremony and Luncheon

    • DRS will host a private lunch to honor staff, faculty and students who have been outstanding advocates for individuals with disabilities on campus!