Shelby-Wallace welcomed as Intern for the Southeast ADA Center
February 7, 2018
The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, welcomes Wendell Shelby-Wallace, a spring 2018 student intern from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Shelby-Wallace is a junior political science major from the Cajun-Creole sportsman’s paradise of Houma, Louisiana.
A transfer student from Louisiana State University, at Morehouse College, he serves as Student Government Association (SGA) Senator-At-Large, SGA Senate Leadership Advisor, Student Ambassador, and is the Administrative Chapel Assistant to the Dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel.
Since high school, Mr. Shelby-Wallace has had a steadfast interest in social justice advocacy. He served as a plaintiff in a federal voting rights lawsuit that changed the course of history in his home parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana. He was a political organizer in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia. He also worked as a disaster recovery specialist with the Louisiana Governor’s Division of Administration.
When he is not traveling or researching, he enjoys spending time with his “Phunky Family.”
About Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center, based in Atlanta, GA, answers questions and provides information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access. The Center also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of individuals with disabilities. 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 is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of ten regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, & Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
About Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities.