reshaping our world
The Labs connect UCLA students, faculty, and staff with community networks to examine themes demanding our attention, advocacy, and re-invention.
The universal nature of disability means everyone at some point will experience physical, cognitive, or emotional ability differences – short- or long-term, subtle or severe, visible or invisible – offering limitless opportunities to understand what it is to be human. The Disability Studies Inclusion Labs work to advance society toward a future that ensures access and equity for all.
The Disability Studies Inclusion Labs recognize that ableism intersects with multiple forms of oppression to shape how bodies are visible and which bodies are valued within society. The Labs are committed to examining the mechanisms, systems, and cultural norms that lead to the erasure of multiply marginalized people in the disability narrative.
OUR MAIN GOALS
To develop strategic networks and action plans for social change
To bend societal practices toward universal inclusion
The Inclusion Labs are housed under the UCLA Dean of Undergraduate Education and guided by the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Disability Studies minor. The Labs are facilitated by an implementation team through Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) with guidance from Community Consultants and Collaborators.
Professor, Chair of Disability Studies Minor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UCLA
Academic Administrator for Disability Studies, Undergraduate Education Initiatives, UCLA
Community Consultants and Collaborators
Fred Ariel Hernandez
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine