Disability Justice provides students the opportunity to learn, form community and engage in solidarity around challenging ableism and building a just and inclusive Columbia for all disability identities (visible and invisible) and experiences.
Check out our Planning An Accessible Event guide, join our monthly disability justice discussion and action group or attend our regular events throughout the year!
Disability Justice Liaisons are representatives from student organizations and administrative offices that make a commitment to make their organizations' events more accessible and affirming for disabled communities. Participants are offered trainings, tools, and resources that they can bring back to their communities and beyond. Applications will open in Spring 2024.
Spoons is a disability justice dialogue group that explores current events impacting disabled communities, supports one another in navigating campus life, builds friendship and community, and considers strategies for challenging ableism on campus. Mailing list sign-up and event schedules will be posted in early Fall 2023.
Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year and transfer students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. In addition to program-wide events and activities for all participants, students have the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" within the program. The Disability Justice Family Tree is one of nine different trees that the program offers. Mentor applications are currently open. Mentee applications will open in mid-August 2023.