Longmore Institute receives $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support disability studies and scholar-activism

Author: Longmore Institute Staff
January 3, 2023
Four disabled people of color gather around a table during a meeting. A Black woman sitting on a couch speaks with a neutral expression while the three others (a South Asian person sitting in a wheelchair and taking notes, a Black non-binary person sitting in a chair with a tablet and cane, and a Black non-binary person standing with a clipboard) listen.
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Chona Kasinger [chonakasinger.com] for Disabled and Here disability-led stock photo project: affecttheverb.com/disabledandhere

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability is proud to announce Emerge, a three-year initiative that will be made possible thanks to a generous $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation as part of their new investment in disability studies. This generous support will allow the Longmore Institute to lead a month-long summer workshop for emerging Disability Studies scholar-activists, held three consecutive summers at San Francisco State University with an option for hybrid participation.

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