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2023 Disability Celebration Month

Dear SDSU Community, 

In March, San Diego State University is commemorating Disability Celebration Month through a series of exciting community events. Disability organizations date back to the 1800s, but progress for disability rights experienced significant growth in the second half of the 20th century. During this time, the disability rights community spent many years advocating for change. It was not until 1990 that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. The ADA, and the subsequent ADA Amendments Act of 2008, are well known civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination against disabled people and continue to shape the disability community today. While SDSU celebrates disability in March, it is important to acknowledge the legacy of Disability Pride month, which occurs in July and is linked to the passage of the ADA. Disabled thinkers, artists, politicians, and activists have had an incredible impact on society and we are honored to celebrate disabled contributions to our campus and larger culture throughout the month.  

Calendar of Events


Please Join Us

All members of the campus community are invited to join the Student Ability Success Center (SASC) for the following virtual events (Zoom registration details are linked below): 

  • March 15: Superfest Disability Film Festival is a virtual film showcase featuring three short films that highlight disability culture and filmmaking. The film screenings will be followed by a panel discussion. The virtual showcase will take place at 12 p.m. Participants can attend virtually through Zoom or in-person in Calpulli Center Conference Room 2 (4th floor). Please RSVP to participate in the film festival.
  • March 22: Embracing Disability Culture is a discussion facilitated by Dr. Toni Saia, Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE). This event will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be held over Zoom. Please RSVP to participate in the discussion.


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