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Issue 05 | February 13, 2019

Index

SU HAPPENINGS!:

Embody – TODAY, Wednesday, February 13th

Fusion – TOMORROW, Thursday, February 14th

How Do We Know It Works? Reflections on Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices – Friday, February 15th

Early Queer Scholarship Series

True Colors—LGBTQI Spirituality Series

Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us; Interfaith Dialogue Dinner series – Thursday, February 28th

Disability Day of Mourning (DDoM) Syracuse Vigil – Thursday, March 1st

 

SU NEWS!:

Prince Sideman Marcus Anderson to Visit Campus for Black History Month

Call for Nominations for Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

“Lotta Food, No Money”: Syracuse’s Poor Have Challenges that are Much Bigger than Food Access - The Lerner Center

 

CALLS FOR PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONFERENCES!:

Queer Disruptions 3

User needs survey for communication device

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!:

The ADA Report: A monthly e-bulletin from the Great Plains ADA Center - February 2019

New Book: How Blind and Partially Sighted People Lived in Edwardian Edinburgh

More Colleges Opening Doors to People with Developmental Disabilities | Forbes

You Need to Know This Israeli Band of Young Musicians With Disabilities



SU HAPPENINGS!

Embody – TODAY, Wednesday, February 13th

Embody is a closed discussion group for genderqueer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, gender questioning, and transgender-identified people.

 

Dates: Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24

 

Where and When: Huntington 101, 7-9 pm

 

For more information or to request accommodations, please contact lgbt@syr.eduor 315-443-3983.



Fusion – TOMORROW, Thursday, February 14th

Fusion is a closed discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and asexual people of color.

 

Dates: Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25

 

Where and When: Lyman 126, 6-8 pm

 

For more information or to request accommodations, please contact lgbt@syr.eduor 315-443-3983.



How Do We Know It Works? Reflections on Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices – Friday, February 15th

Those who engage in contemplative practice know its positive effects, but documenting its value to others is not always easy. In this panel, Syracuse University authors who have contributed to a new volume, Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices, discuss how they research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value.

 

Friday, February 15th12:30-2:00 pm Sims Hall 123

 

Josh Felver, A&S/Psychology

Rachel Razza, Falk/Human Development & Family Science

Qiu Wang, Education/Higher Education

 

Contemplative Collaborative hosts this book talk, celebrating its editors and authors from five Syracuse Colleges. A reception will follow the presentation.

 

For access, contact Diane Grimes (dsgrimes@syr.edu)

 

This event is supported by the SU Humanities Center and the Contemplative Collaborative. Co-sponsors: Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition.



Early Queer Scholarship Series

Research with a queer bent conducted by graduate students across Syracuse University.

 

Chris DiCesare: “A Growing Excitement That Something Was Happening”: US Socialist Feminist Engagements with Gay Liberation in the ’70s.

Tuesday, February 19th

7:00 pm

Lyman 132

 

Amery Wyn Sanders: Imperialism, Ableism and Transphobia in International Biomedical Trans Rights Activism(s)

Tuesday, March 5th

7:00 pm

Lyman 132

 

Ashley (Aley) O’Mara: Celibacy and Asexuality in Literature After the English Reformation

Tuesday, April 2

7:00 pm

Lyman 132.

 

Please contact gecooper@syr.edufor more information and for any access questions.



True Colors—LGBTQI Spirituality Series

Purpose: To provide a safe haven for LGBTQI students to explore the intersections of spirituality and sexuality, including experiences of oppression, prejudice and discrimination.

 

Description: The LGBGQI Spirituality Series is an open process group that will be co-facilitated by Alonzo D. Turner, a 2ndyear Doctoral Student in Counseling and Human Services and JoAnn Cooke, Co-Chaplain at Zen Center of Syracuse. In this space, the co-facilitators will discuss topics that are pertinent to students who identify as LGBTQI and the role that spirituality plays within their experiences.

 

Who is Welcome to Attend:  Individuals who identify as LGBTQI and are seeking a supportive community expressing their identities especially as it pertains to spirituality. 

 

Admission: While the group will be closed to LGBTQI students, the admission to the group will be a rolling admission throughout the semester

 

Meeting Places and Times: 

Hendricks Chapel, Noble Room

 

Meeting Times:

February 27, 7 PM- 8 PM

March 20, 7 PM-8 PM 

April 3, 7 PM-8 PM

April 17, 7 PM-8 PM



Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us; Interfaith Dialogue Dinner series – Thursday, February 28th

Spring 2019

 

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

 

6:00 to 8:00 PM 

Dinner starts at 5:30 PM

 

Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel

 

Jan.  22:  Can Anyone be Born a Crime

 

Feb.  28:  On Disability, Forgiveness, Animals, and Faith

 

Mar. 28:  Interfaith Responses to Sexual and Relationship Violence

 

This ongoing series is co-sponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach in the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), and the Disability Cultural Center (DCC). American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations (a week in advance), food queries, and other questions can be sent to: chapel@syr.edu.



Disability Day of Mourning (DDoM) Syracuse Vigil – Thursday, March 1st

TRIGGER WARNING: filicide, murder, death

 

People with disabilities are twice as likely as non-disabled people to be victims of violent crime. Every year, the national media covers dozens of stories about murders of people with disabilities by family members or caregivers, and much more go unnoticed. Too often, the coverage focuses on sympathy for the murderer, because they had to live with or care for a person with a disability. The message to the public is that our lives—not our deaths—are the tragedy.

On March 1st, join the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SU Disability Student Union, the SU Disability Cultural Center, and other SU organizations, in remembering people with disabilities who lost their lives at the hands of family members or caregivers. This year's in-person vigil will be held at the Schine Student Center, in Jaberwocky Cafe, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. You don't have to stay for the whole thing; just come in when you can.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided. Please refrain from wearing cologne or perfume as it may overwhelm some attendees. If you need any other accommodations, please contact Priya Penner at ppenner@syr.edu by February 22, 2019.

We hold the Day of Mourning vigils to draw attention to these injustices, to commemorate the lives of victims, and demand justice and equal protection under the law for all people with disabilities. We will not forget those we have lost and will remind the world that these disabled lives had value.



SU NEWS!

Prince Sideman Marcus Anderson to Visit Campus for Black History Month

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2019/02/13/prince-sideman-marcus-anderson-to-visit-campus-for-black-history-month-feb-25/



Call for Nominations for Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

https://news.syr.edu/blog/2019/02/11/call-for-nominations-for-chancellors-award-for-public-engagement-and-scholarship/



“Lotta Food, No Money”: Syracuse’s Poor Have Challenges that are Much Bigger than Food Access- The Lerner Center

http://lernercenter.syr.edu/2019/02/12/lotta-food-no-money/



CALLS FOR PARTICPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONFERENCES!

Queer Disruptions 3

Registration is now available for Queer Disruptions 3:

http://irwgs.columbia.edu/queer-disruptions-3/

 

This will be the third year of Queer Disruptions (QD3), and this year an international slate of esteemed scholars, activists, and artists will convene to celebrate GLQ’s 25th anniversary and to reflect on the seminal conference Black Nations/Queer Nations from 1995.

This program is hosted by the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Council at Columbia University in the City of New York and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.

Additional support provided by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, the Center for the Study of Social Difference, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Program for the Study of LGBT Health.

Registration is required.

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-disruptions-iii-tickets-55915949109

 

Full conference schedule and information available on the official webpage: http://irwgs.columbia.edu/queer-disruptions-3/



User needs survey for communication device

The Fluid Interfaces group in the MIT Media Lab is working on concepts for augmentative communication devices that use neuromuscular and/or physiological information as inputs.  We need help understanding what type of device would be most useful for people with speech impairments, and would appreciate hearing about your needs in this 30-minute survey:

 

https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gmpNchtSf8vCLz



NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS!

The ADA Report: A monthly e-bulletin from the Great Plains ADA Center - February 2019

https://www.gpadacenter.org/ada-report-february-2019


New Book: How Blind and Partially Sighted People Lived in Edwardian Edinburgh

https://www.rnib.org.uk/how-blind-and-partially-sighted-people-lived-edwardian-edinburgh



More Colleges Opening Doors to People with Developmental Disabilities | Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2019/02/11/more-colleges-opening-doors-to-people-with-developmental-disabilities/?fbclid=IwAR0T7PIJ_N2hNp6u-dTA6raWlhBBWFCtIX1nNR2Dq1wRdhjHQGdcEDIms48#798345875314



You Need to Know This Israeli Band of Young Musicians With Disabilities

https://www.kveller.com/you-need-to-know-this-israeli-band-of-young-musicians-with-disabilities/?utm_content=bufferc182c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mjlfacebook&utm_campaign=buffer



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