Southeast ADA Center and BBI welcomes James Cartwright as 2018-2019 Student Intern from Morehouse College

November 1, 2018

James Cartwright

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, welcomes James Cartwright, our 2018-2019 student intern from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Cartwright, who prefers to go by simply “Cartwright”, is a senior History major from Memphis, TN. After graduation, he plans to attend law school.  Cartwright completed a term abroad, studying under the late Dr. John Campbell at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.   Cartwright has been a featured presenter at the International Conference on Caribbean Literature.  He has also worked as an intern at the Senegalese Embassy in Washington, D.C.  At Southeast ADA Center, Cartwright will be involved in research on financial Inclusion and accessibility for people who have disabilities. The Southeast ADA Center’s internship program encourages students to have a deeper understanding of civil rights, disability rights, and social justice.

About the Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and is a member of the ADA National Network, a network of ten regional ADA centers funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and has a network of partners and affiliates in each state that includes Centers for Independent Living (CILs), individuals with and without disabilities, small and large employers and businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, and state and local government agencies.  The Southeast ADA Center answers questions, provides training and information, and conducts research about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, visit: www.adasoutheast.org.

About the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)

BBI reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities, with offices in Syracuse, NY, New York City, Washington, D.C., Lexington, KY, and Atlanta, GA. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about BBI, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.

About Morehouse College

Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, GA, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force.  Morehouse is an historically black college or university (HBCU) that has produced leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mayor Maynard Jackson, and movie director Spike Lee.

For more information, contact Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center, at bawhaley@law.syr.edu.