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Annual Disability Awareness Symposium

March 29, 2021 - April 2, 2021

Updates on specific events will follow as we have more details.

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These events are made possible through S&A fees and are presented by The Access Center, the Disabled Students and Allies Club and University Recreation

Contributing partners include: Outreach and EducationADVANCE at WSU, the Graduate School, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

All events are open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, Moscow and Pullman community members and advocates


The theme of this year’s symposium is Fitness for All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport. This year, the symposium will be the week of March 29 – April 02, 2021 and will look at “fitness” from a holistic lens and will include both mental and physical fitness.

We will hold a series of workshops and presentations focused on mindfulness, mental health, physical health, and nutrition. We will also be offering a series of adaptive workout classes via Zoom or at the Chinook center. These adaptive fitness classes will include: yoga, Zumba, weightlifting and rock climbing.

We are bringing in Wesley Hamilton as the keynote for this event. Wesley is the Executive Director of the organization, Disabled But Not Really (DBNR). DBNR advocates for the disabled community by raising awareness about Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), promoting mental and physical wellness, and engaging diverse audiences through local and national events. Wesley was also a featured hero on Netflix’s Queer Eye Season 4, episode 2.

Summary of Events

All events will be live-streamed except:  Adaptive Climbing, Adaptive Spin, and Adaptive Weightlifting. A Zoom link for each event will be emailed to you once you register for the event.

List of Events

Presentation Date Time Location
HeArt and Mind Exhibit hosted by Hannah Levy Monday March 29 11:00am – 2:00pm Zoom
Adaptive Zumba Monday March 29 4:00pm – 5:00pm Zoom
Food That Fits with Alice Ma Tuesday March 30 10:00am – 11:00am Zoom
Mental Wellness in 2021 with Sunday Henry Tuesday March 30 12:00pm – 1:00pm Zoom
Behind Happy Faces with Elizabeth Murray Tuesday March 30 2:00pm – 3:00pm Zoom
Adaptive Yoga with Cassondra Yarlott Tuesday March 30 4:00pm – 5:00pm Zoom
Adaptive Spin Wednesday March 31 9:30am – 10:15am Chinook 20
Yappy Hour: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals for Self-Care Wednesday March 31 11:00am – 1:30pm Zoom
Changing the Fitness Game: Unified Fitness: Morgan Larche and Della Norton Wednesday March 31 2:00pm – 3:00pm Zoom Webinar
Using Mindfulness to Manage the Frustrations of Academic Life: Tomie Gowdy-Burke Wednesday March 31 3:00pm – 4:00pm Zoom
The Weight of Water Showing and Q&A Wednesday March 31 5:30pm – 8:00pm Zoom Webinar
Adaptive Scuba Diving with Ryan Chalmers Thursday April 01 11:00am – 12:00pm Zoom Webinar
Framing Difficult Discussions through Mindfulness: Trymaine Gaither Thursday April 01 1:00pm – 2:00 pm Zoom Webinar
Accessibility in Sport Participation and Events: Chris Lebens & Corrie McGrath Thursday April 01 2:00pm – 3:00pm Zoom
Adaptive Weight Lifting Thursday April 01 4:15pm – 5:15pm Chinook 40
Adaptive Climbing Clinic Thursday April 01 5:30pm – 7:30pm SRC Climbing Wall
Fitness for All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport All Day Event Friday April 02 8:00am – 3:00pm Zoom Webinar



March 29, 2021
April 2, 2021

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