What is Disability Justice?

“A disability justice framework understands that:

All bodies are unique and essential.

All bodies have strengths and needs that must be met.

We are powerful, not despite the complexities of our bodies, but because of them.

All bodies are confined by ability, race, gender, sexuality, class, nation state, religion, and more, and we cannot separate them. ” Sins Invalid

Intersectionality is discussed extensively in relation to disability justice. Unfamiliar with it? Watch this 2 minute video:

About This Project

The goal of this toolkit is to provide resources to SJSU faculty who are interested in exploring disability justice and its relevance to higher education. It was conceived by a faculty learning community composed of Deborah Hicks, Julian Vogel, Karen Bell, Saili Kulkarni, and Sudha Krishnan. The original version of the toolkit was created by five Master’s students in Library and Information Science: Avril FraschĂ©, Elizabeth Larson, Jesus Parra Carrillo, and Madeline Wetta.