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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! 

April 06 - 10, 2020

Individual event registration coming soon!

The 3rd Annual Disability Awareness Symposium

Fitness For All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport

Presented by: The Access Center and University Recreation

 Contributing partners include: The Graduate & Professional Student Association, Outreach and Education, and ADVANCE at WSU.


The theme of this year’s symposium is Fitness for All: Inclusive Fitness and Sport. This year, the symposium will be the week of April 6 - 10, 2020 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






Behind Happy Faces WSU Health Promotion Staff April 06, 2020 Washington Building G41 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adaptive Zumba UREC Staff April 06, 2020 Chinook 20 5:10 PM - 6:00 PM
Food That Fits Alice Ma April 07, 2020 CUB 310 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mindfulness and Difficult Conversations around Social Justice Trymaine Donyeill April 07, 2020 CUB 204 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adaptive Yoga UREC Staff April 07, 2020 Chinook 22 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adaptive Spin UREC Staff April 08, 2020 Chinook 20 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Pink Glove Boxing UREC Staff April 08, 2020 Chinook 30 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Qigong: Moving Meditation Liz Lee April 08, 2020 Chinook 150 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Weight of Water Buddy Levy April 08, 2020 CUB Auditorium 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Pet Your Stress Away Rene Piper April 09, 2020  Terrell Library East Plaza  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Accessibility in Sport Participation and Events Chris Lebens April 09, 2020 CUB 204 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adaptive Weightlifting UREC Staff April 09, 2020 Chinook B40 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Wheelchair Basketball Clinic UREC Staff April 09, 2020 UREC Court #1 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Keynote Presentation Wesley Hamilton, introduction by President Schulz April 10, 2020  CUB Senior Ballroom  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
Finding Meaning in Adversity Trymaine Donyeill April 10, 2020 CUB Senior Ballroom 11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
Disabled, But Not Really Video Presentation and Q&A April 10, 2020 CUB Senior Ballroom 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM
Intersectionality of Disability, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Wesley Hamilton, MSS, Women's Center, GIESORC, Black Student Caucus



 April 10, 2020 CUB Senior Ballroom 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adaptive Climbing UREC Staff April 10, 2020 SRC Climbing Wall 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM