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Issue 12 | November 14, 2018

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

Lecture and Discussion with Guest Speaker Lori Quigley, Ph.D. - Wednesday, November 14th

See It Feelingly: Author, Prof. Ralph Savarese, to Speak with SU Alum, Jamie Burke – Thursday, November 15th

The Early Queer Scholarship Series Presents: Faith Njahira Wangari – Thursday, November 15th

Free Transportation to the Regional Transportation Center and Airport during Thanksgiving Break

Consortium for Culture and Medicine Seminar - Monday, November 26th

OTS (On the Spectrum) Meeting - Tuesday, November 27th

Interfaith Dinner Dialogue – Tuesday, November 27th

Verbal Blend’s Take the Mic Slam - Wednesday, November 28th

Trans Day of Remembrance Event featuring Ruby Corado - Thursday, November 29th

Cultural Foundations of Education Colloquium Series Presents: Dr. Alan Foley - Friday, November 30th

Aretha Franklin Tribute - Friday, November 30th

Intergroup Dialogue Program Courses – Spring 2019

Embody - Finished for the Semester

Fusion - Finished for the Semester

 



SU NEWS!

Leading Disability Studies Scholars to Join Burton Blatt Institute!

Progress on Campus Framework: Schine Student Center Renovation to Commence May 2019 – Syracuse University News



CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND CONFERENCES

Call for Proposals - Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability – Deadline Monday, December 3rd



NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disability Art Event: DESCENT - November 15th & 16th

Job Posting: Assistant Teaching Professor of Practice, School of Education, Syracuse University

Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation | Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University



SU HAPPENINGS!

Lecture and Discussion with Guest Speaker Lori Quigley, Ph.D. - Wednesday, November 14th

Wednesday, November 14

121 Shaffer Art Building 6-8pm

 

Lori Quigley (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Medaille College, Buffalo, NY. She is a new member of the Board of Directors of the National Indian Education Association. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Indigenous Students at Syracuse.

 

For more information, contact Regina Jones or 315-443-0258.



See It Feelingly: Author, Prof. Ralph Savarese, to Speak with SU Alum, Jamie Burke – Thursday, November 15th

A Reading by Professor Ralph Savarese with Jamie Burke

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

Room 114 Bird Library

 

Professor Savarese will read from his new book, See It Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No Good English Professor. Joining him is Syracuse University graduate Jamie Burke, who will discuss his participation in the book project, which paired Autistic readers with Prof. Savarese, who teaches American Literature at Grinnell College.

 

Since the 1940s, researchers have been repeating claims about Autistic people’s limited ability to understand language, to partake in imaginative play, and to generate the complex theory of mind necessary to appreciate literature. In See It Feelingly, Ralph James Savarese, whose son is one of the first nonspeaking autistics to graduate from college, challenges this view. Discussing fictional works over a period of years with readers from across the autism spectrum, Savarese was stunned by the readers’ ability to expand his understanding of texts he knew intimately. Their startling insights emerged not only from the way their different bodies and brains lined up with a story but also from their experiences of stigma and exclusion.

 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the presentation.

 

For other accommodation requests, or if you have any questions, please contact kapark01@syr.edu.

 

Parking is available for a fee in the University Area Garage.

 

A Campus Parking Map is available online at: https://goo.gl/7wA7ra

 

This event is sponsored by the Burton Blatt Institute, the SU Disability Cultural Center, the Disability Studies Program, SU Libraries, and the Disability Law & Policy Program.

 

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/08/author-ralph-savarese-to-speak-about-his-new-book-see-it-feelingly-nov-15-at-bird-library/



The Early Queer Scholarship Series Presents: Faith Njahira Wangari – Thursday, November 15th

The Early Queer Scholarship Series (EQS) showcases research with a queer bent conducted by graduate students across Syracuse University. Every month we offer a new scholar a platform for their work with an open, thoughtful audience.

 

This month’s scholar is Faith Njahira Wangari, presenting “Future Now, Queer ~ Crips: Beyond Single-Issue Politics in Kenya”

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hall of Languages 105

 

Please contact Gemma Cooper-Novack at gecooper@syr.edu for more information.



Free Transportation to the Regional Transportation Center and Airport during Thanksgiving Break

Already booked a plane/train/bus home for Winter Break?

Need a ride to the Regional Transportation Center (RTC) or Airport?

FREE ACCESSIBLE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO RTC & AIRPORT ON:
Thursday, November 15, 4:00pm-10:00pm (last pick-up from Schine at 9pm)
Friday, November 16, 10:00am-10:00pm (last pick-up from Schine at 9pm)
Saturday, November 17, 6:00am-2:00pm (last pick-up from Schine at 1pm)

RETURNING:
Sunday, November 25, 10:00am-10:00pm (last drop-off at Schine at 10pm)

CAMPUS PICK UP: Back of the Schine Student Center on Waverly Avenue

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE FOR DEPARTING AND RETURNING TO CAMPUS: (continuous loop)
Arriving/Departing from Schine: on the hour, every hour
Arriving/Departing from RTC: 20 minutes past the hour. every hour
Arriving/Departing from the airport (North Terminal): 40 minutes past the hour, every hour

*NOTE: SA and the bus company are NOT responsible for any missed connections or luggage. Please give yourself plenty of time in case of weather or traffic delays during pick-up and drop-off. 

Questions? Email: Stacy Omosa at snomosa@syr.edu   

Brought to you by the Student Association / "Your Student Fee"



Consortium for Culture and Medicine Seminar - Monday, November 26th

Kellan E. Baker, MPH, MA

Centennial Scholar, Department of Health Policy and Management

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  

Challenges and Opportunities in Transgender Health Policy

  

Monday, November 26, 2018

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

4414A New Academic Building

766 Irving Ave.

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Open to the public

  

There has never been a more dynamic time in transgender health policy: suddenly it seems like policymakers, clinicians, the media, and people across the country can’t stop talking about transgender issues. This new focus on issues affecting transgender people is a welcome change after decades of invisibility, and it has helped drive efforts to close health gaps and improve access to healthcare for transgender communities. At the same time, some state and federal policymakers are responding to the growing awareness of the existence of transgender people with new proposals to restrict access to public facilities, eliminate protections in federal nondiscrimination laws, or bar transgender people from serving in the military.

  

Join us for an exploration of the current state of transgender health policy and a discussion of ways that clinicians and researchers can help advance local and national policy agendas that promote the health and well-being of transgender people.

  

  • Free and open to the public
  • ASL interpreters provided upon request
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please refrain from using scented products

  

For access arrangements and more information, contact Consortium Coordinator Kathleen Szczech at SzczechK@upstate.edu or 315.464.5404 or CCM Executive Director Rebecca Garden, PhD, atgardenr@upstate.edu  or 315.464.8451.

  

Kellan Baker is the Centennial Scholar and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is pursuing a doctorate in health services research with a focus on transgender health and economic evaluation. Previously he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, where he worked on LGBT health and data collection policy at the federal and state levels and served as a founding Steering Committee Member of Out2Enroll, a nationwide campaign in partnership with the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to connect low-income LGBT populations with coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Kellan has also consulted on LGBT and health equity issues with the Joint Commission, the Open Society Foundations, and the National Institutes of Health, among others. He holds a BA with high honors from Swarthmore College and an MPH and MA from George Washington University.



OTS (On the Spectrum) Meeting - Tuesday, November 27th

A group of graduate and undergraduate students who identify as Autistic / being on the Autism Spectrum have formed a support and advocacy organization by and for Autistic individuals, including alumni and other community members.  Being Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum can be an isolating experience, particularly on a college campus.  But, given Syracuse’s size and autism’s prevalence, we know there are quite a few of us out there!  If you identify as Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum, we will be holding our next meeting on Tuesday, November 27th at 5:00 pm in 230 Schine Student Center (the Disability Cultural Center).  This is a private and confidential group.  Interested people do not have to be formally diagnosed or at any specific “point” on the spectrum. If you need to request accommodations please contact Maris at anmccona@syr.edu.

Interfaith Dinner Dialogue – Tuesday, November 27th

Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us
Interfaith Dialogue Dinner
Fall 2018 

 

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Room 114 Bird Library

 

Tuesday, November, 27, 7:00-9:00 PM
Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

This two-hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and two mindful meditations (at beginning and end). SThe session will be co-facilitated by chaplains, faculty, staff, and students.

 

Facts, Faith, Politics

 

This dinner is co-sponsored by the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and Hendricks Chapel. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided.

 

Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made by 11/20/18 by contacting sudcc@syr.edu.



Verbal Blend’s Take the Mic Slam - Wednesday, November 28th

Schine Student Center, Underground

Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30 PM

 

Verbal Blend, a spoken-word poetry program within the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will host its annual Take the Mic Poetry Slam on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schine Underground of Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center.  Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Students interested in participating should email Cedric Bolton. Students from SU, ESF, Le Moyne College, and Onondaga Community College are invited to participate in the slam.

 

For more information contact Cedric T. Bolton ctbolton@syr.edu   or visit Multicultural Affairs website http://multicultural.syr.edu/.



Trans Day of Remembrance Event featuring Ruby Corado - Thursday, November 29th

Slocum, Rm. 214

Thursday, November 29th7:30 PM

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

 

This year the LGBT Resource Center is honored to invite Ruby Corado to deliver the 2018 TDoRKeynote Address. Ruby has devoted over 20 years to advocating for LGBTQ human rights, transgender liberation, immigration equality, access to healthcare, and fighting against hate crimes and violence.

 

Check out LGBT Resource Center website http://lgbt.syr.edu/calendar/index.html for full details. For more information contact 315-443-3983.



Cultural Foundations of Education Colloquium Series Presents: Dr. Alan Foley - Friday, November 30th

Alan Foley

Friday, November 30th

Noon – 1:30 PM,

361 Huntington Hall - Tom Green Room

“Responding to Dysconscious Ableism

and Performative Accessibility: Disability Activism in [Neoliberal] Higher Education”

Light Lunch Provided – please RSVP to mabarker@syr.edu

American Sign Language (ASL) is available. To request accommodations, please contact mabarker@syr.edu



Aretha Franklin Tribute - Friday, November 30th

Community Folk Art Center

Friday, November 30th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

The Aretha Franklin Tribute at Syracuse University will recognize the singer’s presence and contribution to the world.  To cover a portion of Franklin’s life, a committee of campus representatives propose a moderated panel discussion on Franklin’s community involvement, activism, spirituality, and career in the music business. Afterward, the audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelist and/ or comment on the Queen of Souls impact on their life. The tribute will include an hour-long concert to highlight songs that have touched five generations. The tribute is free and open to the campus and general public. 

 

The event is sponsored by Department of African American Studies, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Community Folk Art Center, and Student African American Society.

 

For more information about this event, contact Cedric T. Bolton ctbolton@syr.edu.



Intergroup Dialogue Program Courses – Spring 2019

SOC 230/WGS 230/CFE 200: Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity

Section 1:

Meets: MONDAYS 3:45 – 6:30 PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105

 

Section 2: 

Meets: TUESDAYS 3:30 – 6:15 PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105

 

Section 3: 

Meets: WEDNESDAYS 3:45 – 6:30 PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105

 

Our courses require students to submit an online placement form: http://intergroupdialogue.syr.edu/placement. To learn more about The Intergroup Dialogue Program, feel free to access our website here: http://intergroupdialogue.syr.edu/.



Embody - Finished for the Semester

A closed discussion group for people who identify as trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, & gender questioning.

Embody does not have any more meetings this semester. The discussion group will restart January of 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester.

Students are highly encouraged to attend the Trans Day of Remembrance Event featuring keynote speaker Ruby Corado on Thursday, November 29th.



Fusion - Finished for the Semester

A closed discussion group for LGBTQIA+ people of color

Fusion does not have any more meetings this semester. The discussion group will restart January of 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester.

Students are highly encouraged to attend the Trans Day of Remembrance Event featuring keynote speaker Ruby Corado on Thursday, November 29th.



SU NEWS!

Leading Disability Studies Scholars to Join Burton Blatt Institute!

Congratulations to DCC Director Diane Wiener and Professor Steve Kuusisto!

 

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/06/leading-disability-studies-scholars-to-join-burton-blatt-institute/?fbclid=IwAR37i4COkScf4V3Vse0ZHCMu9FHhWMApNDIeaL4qXNeJufuPoi2c1o-IO8c



Progress on Campus Framework: Schine Student Center Renovation to Commence May 2019 – Syracuse University News

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/12/progress-on-campus-framework-schine-student-center-renovation-to-commence-may-2019/



CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND CONFERENCES

Call for Proposals - Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability – Deadline Monday, December 3rd

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to co-conference with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability conference. The SDS Strand adds a day, allowing us to schedule conference events April 6-9, 2019.

Generously funded by The Ohio State University and the Ethel Louise Armstrong Endowment, the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference is extending its support to include SDS. Now in its 19th year, the OSU conference, running April 8-9, expands perspectives on disability and enhances community resources for a broad and diverse audience.

The SDS Strand activities, which begin April 6, are open to all to attend but will be arranged, proposed, peer-reviewed, and presented only by SDS Members. For information about becoming an SDS member or renewing for 2019 (no one is turned away for an inability to pay), please visit our website: http://disstudies.org.

 

 

The Society for Disability Studies Strand

“Emerging Disability Studies Perspectives: Ecologies of Care and Access on a World Scale”

The SDS Strand aims to highlight the strength of our shared work and the importance of bringing multiple voices together to co-construct the future of disability studies across multiple landscapes of academia, community, grassroots movements, art communities, and organizations. Understanding that our growth and collective interdisciplinary contributions are vital, and that disability studies adopts a critical interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to scholarly inquiry in solidarity with grassroots disability movements, we welcome emerging activists, artists, leaders, and scholars to join established communities for three days of SDS panels, discussions, workshops, and other collaborations. 

Disability studies and SDS have emerging roles in helping to elevate the voices of Disability Justice communities and in connecting with work in the Global South, especially promoting intersectional scholarly and advocacy work. These relationships can lead us to critically (re)examine, (re)theorize, (re)approach, and (re)imagine disability, care, and access on a world scale. Focus on the emergent in disability studies (topics, approaches, and communities where it has not mobilized yet) might better honor goals for prioritizing vital work being done with grassroots, community-grounded frameworks, centering those living at the intersection of multiple oppressions. Considering the responsibility of academia / privilege to address these needs, meaningful collaboration and acknowledgement of interdependence in this work are key. 

 

 

Topics to explore under the SDS@OSU theme might include:

  • What emerging concepts inform collaboration of disability studies scholars and activists in the projects they conceptualize and carry out? In what ways can these collaborations enhance disabled and crip futurities?
  • What are examples of collaborative anti-ableist strategies that dismantle/disrupt/chip away systemic ableism? And what could unapologetic collaboration yield?
  • What can global action/activism/scholarship look like? How can interdependence enable activism on a world scale?
  • What does disability studies teach us about ecologies of interdependence in relation to sustainability? 
  • How can scholars and activists collaborate to bring attention to and fight against racism and ableism? How can we fully recognize interdependence in this work? How can challenging anti-blackness co-mobilize social justice initiatives focusing on identity formation beyond gender binaries, as well as confront violences visited upon other “maligned” sexual, ethnic, and religious identities?
  • How is interdependence co-opted and commodified?
  • What self-care and care work strategies are used while collectively working towards dismantling a culture that celebrates hyperproductivity? In what ways can Mia Mingus’s concept of access intimacy be defined, described, or manifested?
  • What are the relationships between disability culture, rights, and justice approaches?

We welcome proposals in all areas of disability studies, but especially those submissions premised on our SDS@OSU theme, and preference will be given to proposals that encourage discussions across the social, cultural, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries; connect individuals to local, national, international, or transnational communities in order to build collaborative insurgent networks across the world; consider parallels, distinctions, and intersections with disability, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status, religion, nationality, and age.

The Society for Disability Studies Strand, in addition to varied special events, will primarily be a series of 90-minute sessions with a minimum of three people presenting in many formats.



NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disability Art Event: DESCENT - November 15th & 16th

After our sold-out run in New York City, DESCENT by Kinetic Light is coming to the Albany, NY region for two performances on November 15th and 16th.

 

Hosted by the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this is certain to be another epic gathering of our DESCENT community. Together, we will create a cutting-edge cultural experience through dance, design and technology.

 

If you can't join us in person, we will be livestreaming DESCENT for the first time. Add us to your calendar!

 

https://mailchi.mp/c2b5a68b7371/descent-by-kinetic-light-nyc-premiere-march-22-23-1857617?e=e7c1969a44



Job Posting: Assistant Teaching Professor of Practice, School of Education, Syracuse University

The Department of Higher Education in the School of Education at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Assistant Teaching Professor of Practice to begin August 2019. The position is renewable with opportunities for promotion in rank. Over our almost 90-year history (with the third oldest master’s program in student affairs), we have earned a national reputation for preparing transformational leaders in student affairs/higher education setting that promote positive social change, with a focus on equity in college student access and success. We take pride in and are highly dependent and appreciative of the sustained, rich partnerships with student affairs colleagues at Syracuse University and many nearby institutions. The Department offers master’s and doctoral degrees and a joint certificate with SU’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

 

Required Qualifications: Earned a doctorate in student affairs, higher education administration or a closely related field or expect to complete their doctorate before January 2020. At least five years of full-time professional work experience in higher education or student affairs (post-masters) with demonstrated advancement. Potential for successful teaching and supervision of master’s students from diverse backgrounds and identities in higher education/student affairs. A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, access and equity in education, and social justice in their past and/or current administrative and teaching roles and activities.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching, advising or supervising students from a graduate program that adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Master-level Student Affairs Preparation Program standards. Participation in higher education/student affairs national professional associations. Familiarity with graduate student recruitment and job placement processes in higher education and student affairs. Record of program administration.

 

Responsibilities: This new faculty member will serve as the master’s program coordinator and teach graduate courses student affairs/higher education. They will oversee our vibrant practicum program, professional development activities, alumni and development initiatives, and annual learning outcomes program assessment reviews. They will be expected to contribute to the service mission of the University, School, and Department and be actively involved in local, state and national student affairs professional organizations. They also will be asked to participate on dissertation committees, as needed.

 

Application Procedures: For a more detailed position description, go to www.sujobopps.com. Applicants also must complete the online application at sujobopps.com, attaching the following materials: a) curriculum vitae; b) ) a letter of interest that includes the candidate’s philosophy of student affairs and how that shapes (or will shape) the person’s approach to recruiting, teaching, and advising of master’s students; c) the contact information for three references.

 

Review of applications begins in mid-November and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Cathy Engstrom, at cmengstr@syr.edu. Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of faculty colleagues, students, and student affairs/higher education professionals. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the faculty ranks are strongly encouraged to apply.



Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation | Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/11/08/vanderbilt-university-launches-the-frist-center-for-autism-and-innovation/?fbclid=IwAR0t0fy4LTwTEWia8N7DoX7fLzv6t-SyLydMGUPg5_Ab_Agc62gMfXOkqAo



The articles, opportunities, and events described in the Disability Cultural Center Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the DCC, 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.  Additionally, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions. Please emailsudcc@syr.edu by 9 AM each Monday with your submission.

Contact

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