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  • Paul Longmore Institute on Disability Paul Longmore Institute on Disability

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Mission Statement

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University (SF State) promotes people with disabilities’ strength, ingenuity, and originality to transform assumptions about disability. We bring together our university’s faculty and students with the Bay Area’s vibrant disability community to create projects and events based in disability arts, scholarship, and public education that have a national impact. In so doing, we carry on the legacy of our namesake and founder, disabled scholar and activist Paul Longmore, to build a culture of pride, freedom, and self-determination for people with disabilities.

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Historian, activist, and polio survivor Paul Longmore founded the Institute in 1996 to develop disability-related education and events that extend outside the university and complement its social justice mission. To honor his passing in 2010, the university expanded its support by providing a larger space, hiring a full-time Director and Associate Director, and raising funds for an endowment.

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