The Center for Disability Justice Research: Health Equity, Education, and Creativity (CDJR) is a multi-disciplinary hub for faculty, staff, students, and community members working to advance disability justice at Cal State East Bay and in the broader community. The mission of our collective network is to promote equity through radically inclusive teaching, scholarship, and advocacy. We recognize the intersection of disability and other marginalized identities as well as the disparities these interlocking identities create within the lived disability experience. Together we engage in scholarly and creative activities that will foster dialogue around and reduce the disparities in access to optimal health, quality healthcare, and inclusive higher education for all disabled persons.
The Center was formally approved in May 2022. Our starter funds will be used to support student assistant stipends, events, outreach, social media, and web development. As we become more established, we hope to use funds to build mini grant programs for faculty engaged in disability justice research and scholarship programs for students with disabilities.
Want to learn more about CDJR? Check out this radio interview from December 2022 on KPFA's Pushing Limits with CDJR co-directors Dr. Shubha Kashinath and Dr. Sarah Taylor, CDJR Governing Board Member Eric Kupers, and host Mark Romoser.