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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. 

List of Events

Presentation Date Time Location Registration Link
HeArt and Mind: Hannah Levy Monday March 29 11:00am - 2:00pm Zoom  
Adaptive Zumba Monday March 29 4:00pm - 5:00pm Zoom  
Food That Fits: Alice Ma Tuesday March 30 10:00am - 11:00am Zoom  
Mental Wellness in 2021: Sunday Henry Tuesday March 30 12:00pm - 1:00pm Zoom  
Behind Happy Faces: Elizabeth Murray Tuesday March 30 2:00pm - 3:00pm Zoom  
Adaptive Yoga 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  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: Lebens, C., McGrath, C. 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  
Adaptive Kayaking Clinic Thursday April 01 6:30pm - 10:30pm Gibb Pool  
Fitness for All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport All Day Event Friday April 02 8:00am - 5:00pm Zoom Webinar