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Issue 02 | January 23, 2019

Index

SU HAPPENINGS!:

On The Spectrum to Resume Meeting for Spring Semester - TOMORROW, Thursday, January 24th

No Innocence This Side of the Womb — Syracuse and South Africa Panel - Thursday, February 28th

 

SU NEWS!:

Peter Blanck Meets Ecuadorian President, Ministers to Proclaim First UD Building in Ecuador for People with Disabilities

Syracuse University Names Five Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Unsung Heroes’

Diane Wiener, Jason Harris, and others to join Newhouse classroom panel to discuss representations of disability and ability in the media 

 

CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONFERENCES!:

National Deaf Center’s Project Opening Doors Survey 

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!:

Job Opportunity

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

Trevor Noah’s Remarks About Disability Representation Only Scratch the Surface, but They’re a Good Start

Why we need Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month

Martin Luther King Jr., Trevor Noah and the Global Impact of Civil Rights



SU HAPPENINGS!

On The Spectrum to Resume Meeting for Spring Semester - TOMORROW, Thursday, January 24th

On The Spectrum (OTS) is a group for people who identify as being on the autism spectrum. The group meets weekly in the Disability Cultural Center, room 230 Schine Student Center, on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. Their first meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, from 5-6 pm. 

Please contact Maris McConaughey, OTS President, with any access questions at anmccona@syr.edu.



No Innocence This Side of the Womb — Syracuse and South Africa Panel - Thursday, February 28th

Confronting issues of equality, privilege, and justice will be the focus of this evening experience hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement and Syracuse University.

 

The afterlife of slavery, apartheid, and colonialism runs deep. South Africa and the United States share the struggle to build a better future while being honest about our present, as well as our past. The event will bring together U.S. and South African artists, academics, activists, journalists, and the audience to analyze how we have responded to our shared struggles. Audience members will be surrounded by the imagery and sounds of South Africa while being encouraged to participate in panel discussions through the rotating open panel chair.

 

GOALS

  • To spur debate and raise awareness using an immersive, creative format for engagement.

 

  • To examine our many similarities without ignoring our differences and distinct histories.

 

  • To bring together Syracuse University and the wider Syracuse community.

 

  • To recognize and reflect on shared struggles of racism, poverty, and privilege confronting South Africa and Syracuse.

 

 

PANELS

  • South Africa to Syracuse – A Common Struggle

How segregation and class affect us, regardless of geography. How we got here and where are we going.

 

  • The Arts – Ordinary Acts, Extraordinary Promise

Art’s role on unpacking and pushing back against injustice.

 

  • Communication – No Easy Walk to Freedom

The role of a free press in providing a reflection of our societies and a method of holding the powerful to account.

 

PANELISTS

  • Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Chapter Director, New York Civil Liberties Union, Syracuse
  • Ellen Blalock, Artist, Syracuse
  • Jaleel Campbell, Artist, Syracuse
  • Gabrielle Goliath, Artist, South Africa
  • Simon, Gush, Artist, South Africa
  • Zuko Gqadavama, Resource Development Coordinator, Inkululeko, South Africa
  • Neelika Jayawardane, Associate Professor of English, State University of New York-Oswego
  • Charisse L’Pree, Assistant Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse 
  • Paul Botes, Photographer and picture editor, the Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • Ken Harper, Director, Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, Syracuse University
  • Joe Lee, General Manager, WAER, Syracuse
  • Khadija Patel, Editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • Niren Tolsi, Journalist, South Africa
  • Michelle Schenandoah, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Rematriation Magazine, Oneida Nation
  • John Western, Professor of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be available during all panel discussions and Q&As. Contact Kristen Northrop at (315) 443-7358 with any further needs.

 

All panels are free and open to the public. The Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium and Newhouse 3 are wheelchair accessible.

 

For more information visit: http://newhouseglobal.syr.edu/event/satosyr/  

"Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb" – Nadine Gordimer.



SU NEWS!

Peter Blanck Meets Ecuadorian President, Ministers to Proclaim First UD Building in Ecuador for People with Disabilities

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2019/01/17/peter-blanck-meets-ecuadorian-president-ministers-to-proclaim-first-ud-building-in-ecuador-for-people-with-disabilities/

Syracuse University Names Five Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Unsung Heroes’

Congrats to Disability Student Union president Priya Penner!!

 

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2019/01/17/syracuse-university-names-five-martin-luther-king-jr-unsung-heroes/?fbclid=IwAR27nkzowHcYZM4VPWLeXw3vFMOtky7ZU4uwcwemuKo7Cs7FVN1mHRGAjJQ

 



Diane Wiener, Jason Harris, and others to join Newhouse classroom panel to discuss representations of disability and ability in the media

BBI Research Professor and Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach, Diane Wiener; BBI Research Associate, Jason Harris; Disability Cultural Center Coordinator, Kate Pollack; and graduate student, Rikki Sargent are members of an upcoming Newhouse classroom panel, to discuss representations of disability and ability in the media.

 

http://bbi.syr.edu/news_events/news/2019/01/Newhouse_Panel_012419.html?fbclid=IwAR38U3ZyqU1TQchduF3iVcJSIedm48wa7s3sH6Vtkl9ULFJG_LVIljXbwRo

 



CALLS FOR PARTICPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONFERENCES!

National Deaf Center’s Project Opening Doors Survey

Are you a currently enrolled deaf college student? If yes, take our survey now and help make campuses across the United States more accessible to deaf students.

 

https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/project-opening-doors?fbclid=IwAR0jx2gMTidNqJ5m9eb8CodGF0WADbor9vocQ_ToOhyEiDa7lgq7w6aWZ6U



NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Job Opportunity! - Self-Directed Care Provider

Position Overview

Self-Directed Care Provider

 

Seeking motivated and caring individuals to provide support for a disabled male in Syracuse area. Competitive rates, long term potential, and a fulfilling career.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Support with independent living skills in home
  • Budgeting finances
  • Household chores
  • Meal preparation and exercise
  1. Support in maximizing independence in the community
  • Assistance with continuing and fostering relationships in the community
  • Assistance with medical appointments
  • Transportation
  1. Support professional progress
  • Continual growth and development
  • Organization assistance

 

Hiring Process

 

  1. Completion of application, background check paperwork, and fingerprinting process
  2. Completion of employment verification form, withholding certificates, DMV license check
  3. Completion of required NYS training and code of ethics.     

 

If interested, please send resume to the emails below.

 

Contact:

Micah Fialka Feldman, Email Micahff@aol.com; Andrea Hayes, Broker Email:hayes.m.andrea@gmail.com



Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

https://biopoliticalphilosophy.com/2019/01/18/microaggressions-and-implicit-bias/

Trevor Noah’s Remarks About Disability Representation Only Scratch the Surface, but They’re a Good Start

https://slate.com/culture/2019/01/trevor-noah-bryan-cranston-wheelchair-movie.html



Why we need Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month

https://www.jweekly.com/2019/01/22/why-we-need-jewish-disabilities-awareness-and-inclusion-month/

Martin Luther King Jr., Trevor Noah and the Global Impact of Civil Rights

By Rev. Brian Konkol of Hendricks Chapel and Deresha Hayles, ’19

 

https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2019/01/martin-luther-king-jr-trevor-noah-and-the-global-impact-of-civil-rights-commentary.html?fbclid=IwAR1DEHeQQMlM6cTOzv0r_TwooWirYj_eS7XFWv_TbIR3Ji2WBPNnpQ9VCi8



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. Additionally, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions. Please emailsudcc@syr.edu by 9:00 AM each Monday with your submission.

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