Welcome to the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University works to challenge prevailing notions and stereotypes of disability by showcasing disabled people's strength, ingenuity, and originality. Our public education and cultural events connect the Bay Area’s vibrant disability communities and the general public with faculty and students at SF State to fight disability stigma with disability culture.
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    About the Institute

    The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability continues its founder's legacy by working at the intersection of scholarship and advocacy to celebrate people with disabilities as innovative forces for social change.

  2. Catherine Kudlick andEmily Beitiks pose in front of the  Longmore teeshirt quilt.

    Staff and Advisory Committee

    Learn more about our staff and advisory council.

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    Support the Longmore Institute

    Make a donation online now.

  4. A button from 504 reads: Sign 504: Handicapped Human Rights ACCD

    Patient No More: An Interactive, Multimedia Exhibit

    Seeking your help: learn how you can support the Patient No More exhibit!

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    Superfest: The International Disability Film Festival

    The longest running disability film festival in the world. Find out more and become a supporter.

  6. A headshot of an older white woman, Maggie Kuhn: "Speak your mind, even if you voice shakes"

    Savvy Aging in the 21st Century

    An initiative to bring the savvy of disability communities to older Americans.

Have you ever thought of pirates as disabled action figures like these two-inch plastic pirates - one with eye patch and peg leg, the other with eye patch and prosthetic hook?Disability Remix Blog

Challenging what we know (and don’t know) about disability through pirates, dinosaurs, and more.