Fostering Equity Between Race, Disability | College of Humanities and Social Sciences – North Carolina State University – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Graduate student Baiyina Muhammad is involved in a delicate balancing act these days. With a full course load and work as a history professor at a nearby university, she’s juggling multiple responsibilities. As founder of the North Carolina Black Disabilities Network, she also recently organized its inaugural conference on race and disabilities, making her life, at times, more than a little hectic. 

But the challenge has been worth it. Muhammad, who will graduate in May with a Master of Arts in liberal studies, says she gained the training and knowledge, “to bring together my passion and interests in the interconnectedness of race and disability.”

And through the network, she aims to amplify the voices and experiences of Black people in North Carolina with disabilities.

Baiyina Muhammad.

It is a cause close to home for Muhammad, a Black Muslim mot

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