KU Professionals for Inclusion & Social Justice (ISJ)

Formerly known as KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)

Mission of the Organization

KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ) is a graduate student organization housed within the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Our primary purpose is to build a lasting network of leaders who are committed to combatting structural oppression by transforming systems for social justice. Specifically, we seek to act as catalysts for increased inclusivity and equity in education and society, particularly for historically marginalized communities. We hope to accomplish this by forming university and community partnerships with groups and individuals with similar goals.

View the Special Education Event Calendar for upcoming ISJ events.


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