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Issue 13 | November 28, 2018

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance Keynote Speaker: Ruby Corado - Thursday, November 29th

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

Critically Acclaimed Poet, Dylan Krieger, Reading/Speaking - Friday, November 30th

Aretha Franklin Tribute - Friday, November 30th

Unity Banquet Award – Sunday, December 2nd

Noted Disability Studies Scholar Jay Dolmage to Speak on Disability and Inclusion on College Campuses – Tuesday, December 4th

OTS (On the Spectrum) Meeting – Tuesday, December 4th

Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus Presents "Sparkle!" – December 14th and 15th

Embody - Finished for the Semester

Fusion - Finished for the Semester

Free Winter Break Shuttles to the RTC and Airport

34th Annual MLK Celebration - Nominate or Participate

The Intergroup Dialogue Program - Spring 2019 semester

Mindfulness-Related Courses - Spring 2019

 

SU NEWS

 

University Honors Trans Day of Remembrance November 29th

Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry Expands Outreach Under New Leadership

TEDx Syracuse University Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s & Gender Studies Department Teaching Assistant Position

 

 

CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND PARTICIPANTS

 

The Social Security Administration 2019-2020 Graduate Grant and Fellowship Programs – Deadline December 9th

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Retirement and Disability Research – Deadline December 9th

Apply for Dinah Cohen DREAM Mentoring Fellowship! - Deadline December 15th

New Journal of Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity Now Accepting Submissions

Winter ADA Coordinator Conference – January 28th-29th

Sandell Grant Program – Deadline January 31st

Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline January 31st

Seeking Applications & Nominations: Director, Disability Services – Texas State University

Call for Submissions: Damaged Goods Press 2019 Chaplet Series (technology and dis/ability)

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS



SU HAPPENINGS

Transgender Day of Remembrance keynote speaker: Ruby Corado, November 29th

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30 pm

Slocum 214

Ruby Corado 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. With a group of friends, Corado started Casa Ruby, the only LGBTQ bilingual and multicultural organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, providing services to more than 6,000 queer and trans folks each year.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

For information and accommodation requests, please email lgbt@syr.edu or call 315-443-3983.

 



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

REMINDER! REMINDER! The next Colloquium presentation…

 

Please RSVP to Maryann mabarker@syr.edu so she knows how much lunch to order.

 

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.



Critically Acclaimed Poet, Dylan Krieger, Reading/Speaking - Friday, November 30th

SU News: Poet Dylan Krieger Speaking Friday at Noon in Bird Library

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/26/poet-dylan-krieger-speaking-tuesday-at-noon-in-bird-library/

 

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at the event. Those requiring additional accommodations should contact Liz Cronkwright at 315.443.2573 or emcronkw@syr.edu.



Aretha Franklin Tribute – Friday, November 30th

Friday, November 30, 2018 

Community Folk Art Center 

6:30 pm-9 pm.

 

In honor of the Queen of Soul, Syracuse University will recognize the singer’s presence and contribution to the world with a Tribute to Aretha Franklin! The tribute is Friday, November 30, held at Community Folk Art Center (805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210) at 6:30 pm.

 

Aretha Franklin was a musical genius that transcended multiple musical genres. Her voice was a treasure, and her music was empowering and resonated with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

 

The tribute will close out with an hour-long concert featuring local R&B/Soul band Brownskin to highlight songs that have touched five generations. The doors will open at 6 pm. It is free and opened to the campus and general public.

 

Panelists includes:

  • Dr. Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Syracuse University Professor Emeritus in Television, Radio & Film.
  • Dr. Joan Hillsman, Director of the Syracuse Chapter of Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA).
  • Jackie Grace, author, storyteller, educational consultant and motivational speaker.
  • Dr. James Williams, assistant professor/ musicologist in the department of African American Studies at Syracuse University.
  • Dr. Juhanna Rogers, motivational speaker, commentator, artist, and education activist.
  • Rev. Phil M. Turner, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Syracuse, NY.
  • Dr. Janis Mayes, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University as a respondent.

 

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

 

For more information visit CommunityFolkArtCenter.orgmulticultural.syr.edu, or contact Tamar Smithers, CFAC Education Coordinator at (315) 442-2230.



Unity Banquet Award – Sunday, December 2nd

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium

4:30pm

 

You are cordially invited to the Zeta Epsilon chapter’s Annual Unity Banquet on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 4:30pm in Goldstein Auditorium.

 

For more information about this event please contact Tatiana Hernandez-Mitchell tahernan@syr.edu or ltazepresident@gmail.com.



Noted Disability Studies Scholar Jay Dolmage to Speak on Disability and Inclusion on College Campuses – Tuesday, December 4th

At Watson Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. For an accommodations request, contact Heather Ryerson at hmryerso@syr.edu  or 315.443.5725 by Nov. 29. 

 

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/14/noted-disability-studies-scholar-jay-dolmage-to-speak-on-disability-and-inclusion-on-college-campuses/.



OTS (On the Spectrum) Meeting – Tuesday, December 4th

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, December 4th 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.



Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus Presents "Sparkle!" – December 14th and 15th

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society (3800 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY)

December 14, 8 pm

December 15, 2 pm

 

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus at our winter concerts! Raffle items both nights!

Online tickets available at http://www.syrglc.org/tickets

Adults: $20

Students/Seniors: $18

 

For more information, call (325) 529-8751.



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.



Free Winter Break Shuttles to the RTC and Airport

FREE SHUTTLES for Winter Break

Accessible Bus Service to the Airport and Regional Transportation Center (RTC)

Airlines, Amtrak, Greyhound/Trailways and Megabus

 

  • FRIDAY, December 14, 11am- 5pm (last pick-up from Schine at 4pm)
  • SATURDAY, December 15, 8am- 12pm (last pick-up from Schine at 11am)
  • SATURDAY, January 12, 2pm-10pm (last drop-off at Schine at 10pm)
  • SUNDAY, January 13, 10am-10pm (last drop-off at Schine at 10pm)

 

Campus pick-up/ drop-off: Back of Schine Student Center (Waverly Ave)

 

Shuttle Schedule for all dates/times

Pick-up/Drop-off from Schine: on the hour, every hour

Pick-up/ Drop-off at RTC: 20 minutes past the hour, every hour

Pick-Up/Drop-off at Airport (North Terminal): 30-40 minutes past the hour, every hour

 

* NOTE: SA and Onondaga Coach are NOT responsible for any missed connections or luggage.

 

Please give yourself plenty of time in case of weather or traffic delays!

 

Questions, email Stacy Omosa. snomosa@syr.edu



34th Annual MLK Celebration - Nominate or Participate

Celebrate the good deeds of your fellow classmates, faculty, and community members. Nominate someone who exemplifies the selfless spirit of Dr. King. Nominate an Unsung Hero:https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mooNdZvH4ijSzr Don’t miss your chance to be one of our premier performers. Light up the stage in celebration of Dr. King. Audition: http://mlk.syr.edu/history/current-celebration/audition-to-perform-at-the-2019-mlk-celebration/  For more information, visit http://mlk.syr.edu/



The Intergroup Dialogue Program - Spring 2019 semester

We are offering several sections of the race & ethnicity course – Intergroup Dialogue, SOC 230/WGS 230/CFE 200 – 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/

 

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

Section 1:

Meets: MONDAYS 3:45 – 6:30PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105

Section 2:

Meets: TUESDAYS 3:30 – 6:15PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105

Section 3:

Meets: WEDNESDAYS 3:45 – 6:30PM

Location: 113 Euclid Avenue, Room 105



Mindfulness-Related Courses - Spring 2019

CRS 447 Mindful Communication Theory, Tu/Th 9:30 to 10:50 (course # 41272)

This course considers social constructionist communication theory and its relationship to mindfulness. Mindfulness practices encourage reflection on communication patterns, contexts, coordination, coherence, mystery, and the self.

(prereqs CRS 336 or CRS 347)

CRS 439 Critical Whiteness Studies, Tu/Th 12:30 to 1:50. (course #41044)

Considers how white race privilege is socially constructed through communication (including through visual, social, and literary texts), while exploring its material effects in the day-to- day lives of those of all racial backgrounds.

[CRS 439 is not a mindfulness class per se but we’ll start each class with meditation and Prof. Diane Grimes will ask students to practice daily as well.]



SU NEWS!

University Honors Trans Day of Remembrance - November 29th

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/13/university-honors-trans-day-of-remembrance/



Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry Expands Outreach Under New Leadership

Congrats to Syeisha Byrd! 

 

http://dailyorange.com/2018/11/hendricks-chapel-food-pantry-expands-outreach-new-leadership/



TEDx Syracuse University Issues Call for Speakers

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2018/11/14/tedx-syracuse-university-issues-call-for-speakers-3/

 



Women’s & Gender Studies Department Teaching Assistant Position

Spring 2019 ONLY

The Women's & Gender Studies Department is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant for Spring 2019 ONLY.

Teaching Assistants earn a stipend in addition to a possible tuition scholarship. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide teaching assistance to a course offered in the Women's & Gender Studies major - WGS 201 Transnational Feminisms. 

 

Applicants must be matriculated in a PhD program at Syracuse University. Preference is given to graduate students with advanced standing and strong qualifications in the humanities and/or social sciences. Teaching experience, knowledge of/coursework in feminist theory, and a CAS in women’s and gender studies is preferred. All TAs will be part of the Future Professoriate Program.

 

In addition to a resume and the names of two references, applicants should provide a cover letter briefly describing prior teaching experience, pedagogy/philosophy of teaching and background in women's & gender studies or feminist theory coursework. 

 

Email applications to Susann DeMocker-Shedd, Administrative Specialist at sademock@syr.edu by December 7, 2018.

The CCR Doctoral Program is pleased to announce a new special topics graduate course being taught this spring by Dr. Genevieve García de Müeller. Please spread the word about it and see the attached flyer. 

Rhetorics of Civil Rights Movements

CCR 760: Advanced Studies in Composition & Cultural Rhetoric: Selected Topics

Spring 2019 

Genevieve García de Müeller 

Tuesday 2:00–4:45

This course is centered on the various forms of civil rights rhetoric. Our guiding questions will include: How are civil rights movements framed rhetorically and what are the consequences of those frameworks? What constitutes civil rights rhetoric and how do we assess the effectiveness of it? What would it mean to move past assessments of civil rights rhetoric embedded in a win/lose binary? How might we analyze, construct, and employ civil rights rhetoric frameworks in theory and in praxis? We will read both primary and secondary texts as we interrogate civil rights rhetoric within social justice causes and movements including but not limited to feminism, immigrant rights, LGBTQIA rights, and pushes toward racial equality.

 

For questions about the course, please contact ggarciad@syr.edu



CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONFERENCES

The Social Security Administration 2019-2020 Graduate Grant and Fellowship Programs – Deadline December 9th

The Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Announces Its 2019-2020 Graduate Grant and Fellowship Programs. 

All eligible persons are welcome to apply.  Applications are strongly encouraged from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans, as well as students and faculties at minority serving institutions, and from individuals of any racial and ethnic identity.  

Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Research:

  • This fellowship program provides opportunities for early-career economists and graduate students supported by the Social Security Administration and The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
  • A 12-month stipend of $80,000 plus reimbursement for health insurance, limited research expenses, and an office at the NBER’s Cambridge headquarters.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online at: https://admin.nber.org/callforpapers/PostDocRetirmentDisabilityPolicy.html.
  • The submission deadline is December 9, 2018.


Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Retirement and Disability Research – Deadline December 9th

  • These fellowships focuses on the economic or policy implications of retirement and/or disability for doctoral students in economics.
  • Offers a 12-month stipend of $24,324 and covers tuition at the fellow’s home institution (up to $16,000) plus health insurance and limited funds for research expenses and travel.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online at: https://admin.nber.org/callforpapers/PreDocRetirmentDisabilityPolicy.html
  • The submission deadline is December 9, 2018.


Apply for Dinah Cohen DREAM Mentoring Fellowship! - Deadline December 15th

Are you a college student or recent graduate interested in disability mentoring and leadership?

 

Apply for the Dinah F.B. Cohen DREAM Fellowship Program by December 15th!

 

This is a 3-month part-time paid position with expenses paid to participate in the National Mentoring Summit and Capitol Hill Day in D.C. The position will be customized for degree and career interests with the inclusive mentoring advocacy work of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) and the student leadership work of Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM).

 

For more information and to apply, visit https://ndmc.pyd.org/fellowship/

 

Questions? Contact Derek Shields, NDMC Director, at dshields@forwardworks.net  or Kim Elmore, DREAM Coordinator, at kimwpelmore@gmail.com



New Journal of Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity Now Accepting Submissions

The new Journal of Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity is now accepting submissions. 

 

The Journal of Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (JISCE), hosted by St. Catherine University, provides a forum for scholarly discourse regarding interpreting, social justice, and communication equity. The JISCE provides a peer-reviewed platform for research-based, original articles focusing on communication access, diversity, culture, language, and other topics related to the work of signed language and spoken language interpreters. The Journal offers a rolling call for manuscripts and is published annually. The JISCE is universally available online via open access.

 

Please note that submissions in ASL or English are welcome, and emerging scholars or doctoral students may receive editorial support.  More information at: https://sophia.stkate.edu/jisce/



Winter ADA Coordinator Conference – January 28th-29th

This 2-day training offers over 20 breakout sessions, pre-conference session, optional evening session and featured speakers from the U.S. Access Board, U.S. Department of Justice, the Great Plains ADA Center and the Southeast ADA Center.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It's also a great way for to earn credits towards ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP), including Title II Certification and new this year: Title III Business Certificate. 

 

Cost: $360

Save $50 if register by January 5, 2019 - pay $310.

 

Limited to 175 registrants!

 

Register and Learn More: https://www.adacoordinator.org/mpage/CoordinatorConWinter2019

2019 Winter ADA Coordinator Conference - Orlando, FL



Sandell Grant Program – Deadline January 31st

  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy.  The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online at: http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/.
  • The submission deadline is January 31, 2019.


Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline January 31st



Seeking Applications & Nominations: Director, Disability Services – Texas State University

Greetings, Spelman Johnson friends and colleagues! 

 

I write today to encourage applications and candidate nominations for a wonderful job opportunity that has opened up at Texas State University—the Director, Disability Services.

 

The director:

  • reports to the assistant vice president of student affairs/director, student diversity and inclusion and serves as a member of the student affairs leadership team;
  • is responsible for operations of the office of disability services which coordinates accommodations and support services for enrolled students with disabilities at the university;
  • provides the leadership and vision for the office of disability services through the development of programs, policies, and processes that provide timely and effective services for students with disabilities;
  • provides consultation for faculty regarding instructional needs and reasonable accommodations and other campus departments regarding the needs of students with disabilities; and
  • works with a $1.37 million budget and a staff of 13 passionate individuals.

 

 

Full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions: http://bit.ly/2r8PE4N

 

To nominate an individual and/or discuss this opportunity, contact:

 

Heather J. Larabee, Search Associate

hjl@spelmanjohnson.com

Spelman Johnson

413-529-2895

www.spelmanjohnson.com

Twitter: @spelmanjohnson

Facebook: Spelman Johnson

Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/sjg-the-spelman-&-johnson-group

 

Spelman Johnson: a higher education executive search firm since 1991, recognized for our work in identifying and recruiting outstanding leaders in higher education.



Call for Submissions: Damaged Goods Press 2019 Chaplet Series (technology and dis/ability)

Damaged Goods Press - 2019 Chaplet Series  

 

https://crabfatmagazine.submittable.com/submit/122252/damaged-goods-press-2019-chaplet-series

 

    Search tag:

    chapbook

 

    Search tag:

    lgbtqia

 

    Search tag:

    poetry

 

    Search tag:

    print

 

Chaplets are small single author collections of poetry, only 6-8 pages, with about 25 short lines per page. The annual series will include 10 chaplets, to be bundled together, think The New-Generation African Poets Chapbook Series or Anne Carson's Float, but on a smaller, more low-key scale.

 

2019 series theme: technology and dis/ability

 

this theme is open for interpretation and should be used as a guide

 

submissions are OPEN: August 2-December 15

 

publication is scheduled for January 2019

 

chaplet trim: 2.75" x 4.5"

hand-bound

simple/minimalistic cover

no isbn/front/back matter

contributors will receive a complimentary bundle



NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disability Rights International (DRI) files case against US - The Guardian



Native American Heritage Month Continues at the Skä•noñh Center

Native American Heritage Month - November - is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about nations, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which Native citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.        

 

Opening Reception For Not Your Indians Anymore with Exhibit Curator and Author, Dr. Kent Blansett - November 28th               

 

The opening reception of Not Your Indians Anymore: Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement with the exhibit's curator, Dr. Kent Blansett of University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Blansett will also discuss his latest book, which is the first published autobiography of Richard Oakes, entitled: A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement. The reception will take place on Wednesday, November 28th from 5:30-7:30.

 

This event is also free and open to the public.       

 

More Information → http://www.skanonhcenter.org/

 

Dan Longboat Presentation on Creation & Original Instructions on November 29th            

 

Dan Longboat will be a guest speaker at the Center on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Longboat belongs to the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation and is a citizen of the Haudenosaunee, originally from Ohsweken the Six Nations community on the Grand River Territory. An Associate Professor in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, and the Director of the Indigenous Environmental Institute at Trent University in Peterborough, Longboat will we be talking on Creation and the Original Instructions and how people are trying to find their way back to skä·noñh- peace and well-being.

 

The event is open to the public with a sliding scale fee from $2 to $20 with children 8 and under free.

 

Light refreshments will be available throughout the evening.      

 

Next Month: Witness to Injustice - Unraveling US and Indigenous History - December 13th                

 

Join us at the Skä·noñh Center in Liverpool for an exercise by the Neighbors of Onondaga Nation (NOON) called Witness to Injustice: Unraveling US and Indigenous History adapted from the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. This is a 2-hour interactive group exercise that invites participants to experience:  colonization, conquest, and attempted genocide of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (the North American Continent). Witness to Injustice is a participatory exercise designed to raise awareness of European conquest and Indigenous resistance and survival through the use of meaningful quotes and blankets representing the lands of Turtle Island. Participants engage in an experiential history lesson designed in a way that can’t be provided by reading a book. To participate in this rich group exercise you will need to reserve a spot and it will cost $12 per participant.

 

There is a maximum of 35 people for this group exercise.  It will be held on December 13, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm.

 

To reserve a spot call (315) 453-6767, email: Nicole.abrams@cnyhistory.org, or click the link below to purchase online.               

 

 

Purchase Tickets → https://www.cnyhistory.org/calendar/witness-injustice/

 

 



Upstate's Diversity Lecture Series celebrates Native American Heritage Month Nov. 29

Diversity Lecture Series celebrates Native American Heritage Month Nov. 29

Pete Hill, an enrolled member of the Caygua Nation, Heron Clan and director of the “All Our Relations” project at the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara counties (NACS), will speak Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Diversity Lecture Series celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The presentation will take place in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. The session will feature cultural competency training. Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@upstate.edu or 315-464-5234.



OUR CHAMPIONS - Newsletter from Move Along, Inc.

A newsletter series, all about our people! Our participants and volunteers represent many ages, backgrounds, and abilities.  These people are champions in their own lives and the lives of others, and through their stories, we aim to share with you the reasons why we do what we do.

Mike Smithson

 

How did you hear about Move Along and what influenced you to become involved with the organization?

It was Father’s Day 2013, and I was delivering a boat I had just sold up at Song Lake when I was discussing how to launch the boat.  Life was good, and things were going well for me. Then I had a spinal cord stroke at T-6 which changed my world.  I was coming to terms with the new me.  By the time I got out of the hospital, I have rolled down the aisle with my daughter at her wedding.  Over time I made progress, but I didn’t want to be “the guy in the chair.” Depression set in, but at a seminar hosted by the VA in 2016, I learned about Move Along.  At this meeting, two other veterans shared their stories about how adaptive sports had changed their lives and opened them up to new possibilities.  This meeting opened a new direction for me as well…

 

What do you like the most about being a participant of Move Along?

 

I first tried adaptive cycling with Move Along and was encouraged to try wheelchair racing.  I signed up for the wheelchair challenge associated with the Boiler Maker race in Utica. I finished under 2 hours 15 minutes and won a racing wheelchair!  Racing has been a significant plus for me, and it has lead me to run in many races. Racing has given me a new perspective on my abilities.

I’ve begun my 3rdseason in sled hockey; quite a challenge since I had never watched or played the sport.  What I enjoy the most is the comradery that I find with the sled hockey group.  They are very friendly and encouraging. Jessica is a sled hockey team member that even with her limitations is always encouraging and inspiring me to try harder. My goals for 2019 are to continue to improve my sled hockey skills, Racing progress, and cycling.  I hope to be able to compete in a race & ride event in 2019

 

How has your involvement with Move Along benefited you or your community regarding increasing quality of life or satisfaction?

I like being part of Move Along’s Inclusive Sports program. I see the student’s eyes light up when we present this program at schools and they realize that we are all just people just some of us use a wheelchair!  Being inspirational to others helps me know that I represent Move Along and our area veterans.  I hope that this flyer helps us to reach more people here in CNY that could benefit from these programs!



EWU Students and Organizations Join Together for Unity Day

https://easterneronline.com/44207/news/ewu-students-and-organizations-join-together-for-unity-day/



Union Beach Resident Crowned Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey

http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief/local-news/26001-union-beach-resident-crowned-ms-wheelchair-new-jersey



How to Create a Welcoming Culture for Autistic Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Create-a-Welcoming/245101?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=40c311ac9a8c45af91e06aa424f184c2&elq=7dacaca54d864a2f8957bafec3f266a6&elqaid=21413&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=10236



Out of the Shadows: The Disability Civil Rights Movement from NO PITY to ME TOO

Institute on Disabilities Mini Course Lecture Series Fall 2018 presents

 

Out of the Shadows: The Disability Civil Rights Movement from NO PITY to ME TOO presented by  Joseph Shapiro National Public Radio News Investigations Correspondent, creator of NPR’s Abused and Betrayed series and author of No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. 

 

Joseph Shapiro has covered disability stories since 1987. Shapiro has been a witness to the disability rights movement and has chronicled some of its most dramatic moments and written about its biggest heroes. Shapiro will talk about disability history, play some of his radio pieces and talk about his reporting—including a recent ground-breaking series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities—and share behind-the-scenes stories.

 

PITTSBURGH

DECEMBER 4 Tuesday

Rodef Shalom

4905 5th Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

PHILADELPHIA

DECEMBER 5 Wednesday

Temple University

Student Center  Room 200 BC

1755 N 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19122

Time for both events: 9:30 AM to Noon (Check-in begins 8:30 AM)

 

  • Event is free but registration is required.
  • Social Work CEs are available.
  • Request for accommodations must be made by November 20.
  • For more information: iod@temple.edu

 

Details and Registration: https://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/miniseries/

 

Presented by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Co-sponsors: FISA Foundation , Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Pennsylvania

 

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

College of Education

1755 N. 13th Street  Student Center 411S

Philadelphia, PA 19122   



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Captions Instagram Stories From D.C. For The Deaf Community | HuffPost

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bef0257e4b0d725c57bfa9c


What You're Saying When You Say "I Don't Need a Mic" | Worship Lab | UUA.org

https://www.uua.org/worship/lab/what-youre-saying-when-you-say-i-dont-need-mic


NYTimes: Rewriting the Old Disability Script

https://nyti.ms/2DjuMze



What the Movie Deej Means to Me as a Non Speaking Autistic Man

https://the-art-of-autism.com/what-the-movie-deej-means-to-me-as-a-non-speaking-autistic-man/



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