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Wesley Hamilton sitting in his wheelchair, smiling. He is wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, grey slacks and brown boots.

Save the Dates!

March 29 - April 02, 2021

The 3rd Annual Disability Awareness Symposium

Fitness For All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport

March 29 - April 02, 2021

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

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 Education, ADVANCE 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. With help from our partners, we are expecting to host over 1,000 students, faculty, and staff over the one week period.

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 at the Chinook center. These adaptive fitness classes will include: yoga, Pink Glove Boxing, cycling, 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: HeArt and Mind, Qigong: Moving Meditation, Adaptive Kayaking Clinic, Pet Your Stress Away, Wheelchair Basketball Clinic, and Adaptive Climbing. To receive the live-stream link for all other events, make sure to register for the event and select the live-stream link option. 



HeArt and Mind (Pre-symposium event) Various Artists
Using Mindfulness to Manage the Frustrations of Academic Life Tomie Gowdy-Burke
Behind Happy Faces WSU Health Promotion Staff
Adaptive Zumba UREC Staff
How do I Achieve Mental Wellness in 2021? Dr. Sunday Henry
Food That Fits Alice Ma
Mindfulness and Difficult Conversations around Social Justice Trymaine Gaither
Adaptive Yoga UREC Staff
Adaptive Kayaking Clinic UREC Staff
Adaptive Spin UREC Staff
Pink Glove Boxing UREC Staff
Qigong: Moving Meditation Liz Lee
The Weight of Water Buddy Levy
Pet Your Stress Away Rene Piper
Accessibility in Sport Participation and Events Chris Lebens
Adaptive Weightlifting UREC Staff
Wheelchair Basketball Clinic UREC Staff
Keynote Presentation Wesley Hamilton, introduction by President Schulz
Finding Meaning in Adversity Trymaine Donyeill
Disabled, But Not Really Video Presentation and Q&A
Intersectionality of Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Wesley Hamilton, MSS, Women's Center, GIESORC, Black Student Caucus



Adaptive Climbing UREC Staff