Class of 2020

Dustin, a light skin Black man, stands in the middle of the photo looking directly into the camera. He has dark hair, a low cut fade with a part and a dark beard. He is wearing a backpack and a white tee-shirt that has an aqua blue circular shape on it. Behind him is a blurry crowd of people, a delivery truck, a building and tree as well as a traffic sign. The people in the crowd are all facing the same direction and at least one of them is holding a sign.

Dustin Gibson


“I believe that I am because we are. Much like the planet, people are interdependent. Learning from and with each other is central to a way of life that recognizes our true value.”

We are proud to induct Dustin Gibson into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Dustin Gibson works alongside others to build an analysis of ableism and integrate practices to shift the culture of access in movements. He’s taught courses at middle-schools, high-schools, kid jails, prisons and law schools. He’s also coached high-school cross-country and basketball, and is currently a community college student.

Dustin has worked with all three Centers for Independent Living in the Pittsburgh, PA region and has held positions with both of the national Independent Living organizations. His work has been to end the institutionalization/incarceration of disabled people and support them to live in community with the dignity of risk. He is the Access, Disability and Language Justice Coordinator at PeoplesHub, a Peer Support Trainer with Disability Link in Atlanta, GA, and a board member with Straight Ahead.