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Issue 11 | April 11 2018

Index

SU Happenings:

Chronos Undergraduate History Conference April 13th 

SU News 

DCC Director Diane Wiener Featured in Spring 2018 Issue of Nine Mile!

No Place For Hate: Letter from Hendricks Chapel

Shared Reading Peer Facilitator Nominations-Deadline April 13th

Blind writer, professor burst from his shell to effect change - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

SU NEWS: Taishoff Center Assistant Director Dee Katovitch named Fulbright Specialist   

Have Dog, Will Travel Video

News and Annoucements

Higher ed needs new approaches to hiring faculty members with disabilities (opinion)

College Students Shed New Light on People with Disabilities

Chronicle of Higher Education Internship

Sponsor DSU President Priya in the ADAPT Fun Run!



SU Happenings

Chronos Undergraduate History Conference April 13th

DCC Coordinator Kate Pollack will be presenting on the Disability History in the U.S.: Institutions and Asylums, at 2:15.

 

https://news.syr.edu/2018/04/chronos-undergraduate-history-conference-april-13/



SU News

DCC Director Diane Wiener Featured in Spring 2018 Issue of Nine Mile!

http://www.ninemile.org/

No Place For Hate: Letter from Hendricks Chapel

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

 

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

 

As you may be aware, there is a troubling global effort underway to spread Islamophobic propaganda and sentiment. We are deeply saddened by and disturbed to learn of the distribution of hateful anti-Muslim posters. We understand these posters originated in Europe and are now spreading across the USA.

 

To be clear: we have not received any reports of these abhorrent posters on the Syracuse University campus.

 

However, we want to take this opportunity to restate that Syracuse University and Hendricks Chapel stand in solidarity with our Muslim students, faculty, staff and neighbors. We are fully committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive, accessible environment for a richly diverse campus community. There is absolutely no place for hatred and bigotry at Syracuse University.

 

If you learn of any Islamophobic or anti-Muslim communication on our campus, please immediately contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224, or by dialing #78 from your cell phone or 711 from a campus landline.

 

Syracuse University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that an education informed by multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicities, cultures and belief systems is essential to academic excellence. As a witness to these shared values, we must continue to promote respect, dignity, inclusion and equity in all our words and actions.

 

We recognize this activity is upsetting to many in our campus community. As such, please know that we are available for ongoing conversation and counsel. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email atbkonkol@syr.edu and aduric@syr.edu or by phone at 315.433.2901.

 

May we unite in service to a common good.

 

With gratitude,

 

Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkol

Dean, Hendricks Chapel

 

Imam Amir Duric

Muslim Chaplain, Hendricks Chapel



Shared Reading Peer Facilitator Nominations-Deadline April 13th

Please see the link below to an article about an exciting initiative for next fall. Syracuse Reads is a for the entire campus community, but specifically for all new students. Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime is the selected reading! https://news.syr.edu/2018/04/born-a-crime-selected-as-first-book-for-new-syracuse-reads-program/

 

Also, students can apply to be a peer facilitator, and they can be nominated by faculty, staff or another student. To apply to become a peer facilitator, click here https://its-forms.syr.edu/frevvo/web/tn/OrangeSUccess/user/mpineyle/app/_zqY2ATjcEei655MnCNOnDQ/formtype/_BDeaMDjhEei655MnCNOnDQ/popupform  To nominate someone, visit herehttps://its-forms.syr.edu/frevvo/web/tn/OrangeSUccess/user/mpineyle/app/_zqY2ATjcEei655MnCNOnDQ/formtype/__ytSsDjcEei655MnCNOnDQ/popupform Nominations are due by April 13, and applications must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, April 18. Peer facilitators will attend an overnight training retreat in September, and receive a $400 stipend for running 4 small-group discussion sessions. There is more info on the nomination and application forms.

 



Blind writer, professor burst from his shell to effect change - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20180410/blind-writer-professor-burst-from-his-shell-to-effect-change

SU NEWS: Taishoff Center Assistant Director Dee Katovitch named Fulbright Specialist

https://news.syr.edu/2018/04/taishoff-center-assistant-director-dee-katovitch-named-fulbright-specialist/

 



Have Dog, Will Travel Video

We are pleased to announce that the video from the March 19th  Disabilities As Ways of Knowing event is up! Professor Kuusisto and Diane discuss his latest memoir: Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey. Video is captioned.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRlR6zz04KI&feature=youtu.be    



News and Announcements

Higher ed needs new approaches to hiring faculty members with disabilities (opinion)

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/04/09/higher-ed-needs-new-approaches-hiring-faculty-members-disabilities-opinion?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=be8cea5aaa-DNU20180111&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-be8cea5aaa-197632649&mc_cid=be8cea5aaa&mc_eid=380f80e351



College Students Shed New Light on People with Disabilities

http://www.kttc.com/story/37893415/2018/04/Thursday/college-students-shed-new-light-on-people-with-disabilities

Chronicle of Higher Education Internship

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Apply-for-The-Chronicle-s/233782?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=3ace2c53a16e4043bca6661a9989ea17&elq=33fc8ba0914346c6a518d40c9a67525f&elqaid=18461&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8282



Sponsor DSU President Priya in the ADAPT Fun Run!

My name is Priya Penner. I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, and I need your help!

I have volunteered to join in the ADAPT FUN*RUN for Disability Rights which supports ADAPT's work to make community living (vs institutional living) a reality for everyone. Thousands of disabled individuals are warehoused in institutions, where we are then abused and neglected. Our freedoms are stripped away to the point where we have no control over simple things, such as what we eat, if/when we shower and when we get out of bed or go to sleep. ADAPT fights for legislation like the Disability Integration Act that would ensure that disabled people have the resources to live in the community.

Our work also includes fighting for healthcare that disabled people desperately need. This current administration keeps attacking Medicaid, a source of health insurance for many disabled people, through bills such as the Senate bill Graham-Cassidy or the tax bill. You can see coverage of our fight against the Graham-Cassidy bill here.

You can help us fight these attacks on disabled people! I will roll my way around Upper Senate Park, at the corner of Constitution and 1st Street on May 13, 2018, until I complete 20 or so laps. Please follow the link below and make a pledge for each lap or a flat donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated, and remember, your donation is tax deductible.

Your support ensures that my ADAPT siblings and I have food and water, that we have a place to recharge (figuratively and literally!), that any tickets/fines that we acquire get paid (which is terribly needed after the #SummerOfADAPT and the #StopTheShock protests over the past year), and much more!

Please sponsor me so we can continue to Free Our People!

LINK: http://adaptfunrun.net/runner/message/1428



The articles, opportunities, and events described in the DCC Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the Disability Cultural Center, the Syracuse University Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, or Syracuse University.  The objective of the DCC Newsletter is to provide a centralized and comprehensive resource, which describes current activity in disability and diversity scholarship, cultural activities, and general news. Please direct any concerns about content directly to the DCC and the specific posting organization.  Also, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions.  Please email sudcc@syr.edu by 9AM each Monday with your submission.

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