New Disability Coalition Network

Petra Watzke Discussion

Dear all—


The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession (CDI) is pleased to announce that it is launching a new program aimed at fostering more conversations about disability in the academy. 


Named the Disability Coalition Network, this program aims to bring together participants representing a range of different institutions and career stages for pointed conversations about disability rights, advocacy, and justice. Participants in the network will be placed into small, collaborative groups that will meet with some regularity over Zoom or another similar platform. To be a part of this year’s pilot program, please register by February 18th, 2022. More information can be found here.


If you will be participating in this year’s MLA Convention, you can also learn more about the Disability Coalition Network and its objectives by attending the CDI-sponsored virtual roundtable on “Disability, Mentoring, and the Profession” (Friday, January 7th, 1:45 – 3:00 pm).


Other questions may be directed to the CDI:


Thank you!

The MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession