The SDC (previously known as the Disabled Student Commission) was established in 1974 by a student group called the UW Disability Student Association. For twenty years, the commission advocated for disability issues on campus until it disbanded itself in 1994 due to feelings of alienation from the greater campus community. The Commission was brought back to the ASUW in 2004, and is now called the Student Disability Commission.
Meet the Staff:
Jessie Zhang is the 2016-2017 Student Disability Commission Director. Jessie is deaf, Chinese American, a woman of color, and a proud daughter of immigrants. She is excited to collaborate with other Deaf and disability groups to make vibrant space to take down oppressive institutions and celebrate our existence in spite of marginalization in our daily lives. Jessie goes by she/her.