(L-R) Cathy Kudlick, Dennis Billups, Judy Heumann and Corbett O’Toole at the launch of “Patient No More” at the Main Library in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Anthony Tusler and the Longmore Institute.
(L-R) Cathy Kudlick, Dennis Billups, Judy Heumann and Corbett O’Toole at the launch of “Patient No More” at the Main Library in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Anthony Tusler and the Longmore Institute.

Campus organization works to change campus culture around disability

The Longmore Institute helps students at SFSU and off campus reach goals.


The institute was named after Paul K. Longmore, a disability historian and advocate. Founded in 2011, it continues to honor his legacy, keeping his contributions alive to this day. The institute provides services and opportunities to students with disabilities, both academic and professional. In a world where people with disabilities are often left out of the conversation about marginalized groups, the Longmore Institute does work that helps an underserved population.

“We are one of the campus centers. Centers and institutes are meant to be a bridge between what happens in the university inside of the curriculum and inside of learning, and do work both on this campus and off to make learning take action,” said Emily Beitiks, interim director of the Longmore Institute. “We study and showcase disability experiences and use those to revolutionize social views.” Read more…


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