|Students Educating About Ableism (SEAA):
Students Educating About Ableism is an advocacy group that seeks to make the Geneseo community more aware of discrimination in favor of able-bodied people, which disenfranchises those with various disabilities (whether mental, physical, learning-related, etc). Our group educates others about the negative effects of ableism in part by working with the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, doing campus safety walk with President Dahl, and organizing events like Spread the Word to End the R-Word to improve understanding of the culture of disability. At our meetings we examine the manner in which disability is portrayed in the news and media, the ways in which our school demonstrates support, or lack of it, for those with disabilities, the issues of equal accessibility, and how we can work through Geneseo and the surrounding community to help others recognize and end the injustices, social barriers, and discriminatory behavior faced by those with different kinds of disabilities. The goal of SEAA is to advocate on behalf of individuals who are often ignored or ostracized, and to help create a more accessible and inclusive society.
SEAA meets at 6:30 every other Tuesday in Welles 123
Spring 2011 Meetings: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5