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November, 17 2017

November 2, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner, November 2nd

Food Justice Film Screening and Director Q&A: King Corn; November 6th

Installation of Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkel November 7th

ZenG Yoga Presents: A Community Yoga Series; Sundays

Open Mic for the Caribbean

 

SU NEWS

Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Dinner Audition Application, Deadline is November 10th

  

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hearts & Hats Brunch; November 4th

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Brian Montgomery

Two Disability Policy Job Openings in Rochester and Albany

Position in Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam (Deadline: 11/5): Technical Coordinator, Rights and Inclusion

Announcing New Women's & Gender Studies Research Network

Superfest International Disability Film Festival (San Francisco area) November 4th

Event focuses on LGBTQ individuals with intellectual disabilities

Forced Sterilization of Young Women with Disabilities Must End: UN Expert on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Registration Now Open; Health Services Committee Conference; November 17th

Professional Grant Development Workshop; Online Version is November 16th, In-Person Workshop is December 7th and 8th

Disability Rights Scholarship Program, Application Deadline December 1st

Call for Papers: The CJDS -- "Intersections of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies"; Submissions due June 1st 2018

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SU HAPPENINGS



Interfaith Dialogue Dinner, November 2nd

COMMON AND DIVERSE GROUND:  RAISING CONSCIOUSNESSES BY ACKNOWLEDGING  THE “HIDDEN” THINGS THAT DIVIDE US 

Our two-hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and two mindful meditations (at beginning and end). 

Thurs., 11/2/17 Topic: HOSPITALITY, IMMIGRATION, JUSTICE 

6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel

This series is cosponsored by the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and Hendricks Chapel, and is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience.   

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided.

SU NEWS story: https://news.syr.edu/2017/10/fall-2017-interfaith-dinner-dialogue-series-begins-nov-2/

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Food Justice Film Screening and Director Q&A: King Corn; November 6th

Monday, November 6, 2017

5 to 7 pm

Schine Student Center 304

Syracuse University

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. After the one-hour screening, the director Aaron Woolf will join the audience in a discussion, moderated by food studies professor Rick Welsh.

The film will be captioned and the space is wheelchair accessible. ASL available upon request. For more information, contact Kathleen Szczech at SzczechK@upstate.edu  or 315-464-5404.

More about the movie:

In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm.

This event is open to Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University students, staff, and faculty.

Presented by the Consortium for Culture and Medicine and the Syracuse University Department of Food Studies

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Installation of Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkel November 7th

The Rev. The Rev. Brian E. Konkol will be installed as the seventh dean of Hendricks Chapel in a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The University community is invited and encouraged to attend.

A community tailgate, open to all and including food and games, will precede the installation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle.

For more information click the following link https://news.syr.edu/2017/10/brian-konkol-to-be-installed-as-seventh-dean-of-hendricks-chapel-on-nov-7/

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ZenG Yoga Presents: A Community Yoga Series; Sundays

Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Sundays at 11am-12pm.

Dr. Marcelle Haddix, Syracuse University School of Education faculty member and RYT200 of ZenG Yoga is offering free community yoga classes at the Community Folk Art Center (805 E. Genesee St.).  SU students and faculty are welcome to attend.  Space is limited.  For more information, emailmhaddix@syr.edu.

Sundays, 11am – 12pm

•        November 12

•        November 26

•        December 10

•        December 17

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Open Mic for the Caribbean

November 16   |   6:30p.m.

Hendricks Chapel, Noble Room

Let’s get together as a community to share our voice, our love and our hurt after the disaster that has hit the Caribbean. This can be an opportunity for community building, and for gathering funds to help those back home. More details to come.

For more information contact Deborah Orieta at dorieta@syr.edu

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SU NEWS



Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Dinner Audition Application, Deadline is November 10th

Greeting Student Leaders!

Please take a minute to share information with your organization regarding auditions to perform at the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration, happening on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Carrier Dome.  This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of this historic celebration!

Please register your organization for an audition by Friday, November 10. For more information, look here:http://mlk.syr.edu/ or please contact Cora Thomas at cathomas@syr.edu

Thank you for considering this outstanding opportunity!

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



Hearts & Hats Brunch; November 4th

In collaboration with the American Heart Association & Heart Walk

Lisa Alvord, Commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services, Keynote Speaker

Marine Jones, First Lady, Praise Temple Church of God in Christ, Inspirational Speaker

Hosted by Twiggy M. Eure, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment / Retention Coordinator, Crouse Health & Co-Pastor, The Promise Land Church, East Syracuse, NY

Saturday, November 4, 2017

11am – 1pm

Marley Education Center

765 Irving Avenue (corner of Irving and Waverly Avenues)

Syracuse, New York 13210

Parking is available in the main Crouse Parking Garage (corner of Irving Avenue & E. Adams Street)

Parking tickets will be validated at the event

Join us for food, fun and information!

For more information, or to get involved, please contact: Twiggy M. Eure at twiggy@crouse.org

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Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Brian Montgomery

Dear All,

Please go to the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog to check out the latest installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m conducting with disabled philosophers.

In this installment of the series, I talked to Brian Montgomery. You will find my interview with Brian here:http://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2017/10/dialogues-on-disability-shelley-tremain-interviews-brian-montgomery.html

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Two Disability Policy Job Openings in Rochester and Albany

Systems Advocate, Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (Rochester, NY)

Job Summary: Under general supervision, the Systems Advocate assists the Advocacy Department in creating enduring systems change at the local, state, and national levels. The Systems Advocate will also maintain awareness of issues and concerns that affect the lives of individuals with disabilities including the improvement of community living. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Woodward at swoodward@cdrnys.org

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Assist the Director of Advocacy in achieving the agency’s mission: full integration, independence and civil rights of people with all types of disabilities.

2.    Review and edit written communications, including but not limited to letters, action alerts, newsletter articles, and blog entries.

3.    Attend monthly Public Policy and Advocacy Team meetings.

4.    Assist with the planning and implementation of Rochester area advocacy efforts involving public hearings, community meetings, trips to Albany, local group advocacy projects, protests, and demonstrations.

5.    Communicate with members of legislative bodies, agencies and other entities through letters, e-mails and calls.

6.    Field and return calls; determine the advocacy issues(s) and whether to pursue and the appropriate measures of advocacy.

7.    Recruit and organize volunteer advocates to work on issues of importance.

8.    Record activities and prepare various reports for appropriate agencies.

9.    Spearhead advocacy efforts to improve access to housing and ending domestic violence for disabled people, as well as other disability related issues that they arise.

10. Travel at local, state, and national levels.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Professional verbal and written communication skills required. The Systems Advocate must be comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Basic knowledge of disability rights is preferred. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. Comfortable with popular social media platforms. Willingness to participate in direct actions. Passion for civil rights mandatory.

Education And Work Experience:

1.    Minimum Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s preferred.

2.    Minimum one year professional or volunteer experience in advocacy or civil rights work.

3.    Education and experience may be substituted for life experience.

4.    Excellent written communication skills

5.    Familiarity with Rochester area policy makers and key businesses

6.    Basic computer skills, especially word processing

7.    Fluency in sign language and/or Spanish language is a plus

8.    Community organizing skills are a plus.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:

The Job Duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. The physical requirements for this position are those typically present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Reliable transportation is necessary as there may be local day business travel required of this position. Ability to travel for days at a time required.

The Center for Disability Rights, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All reasonable accommodations will be made.

The Center for Disability Rights works for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities. It is vitally important to the mission of the organization that all employees understand, accept, and practice the values of the organization in the conduct of their work.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and / or belief to the civil rights of persons with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting possible.

 

Policy Analyst, Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (Albany, NY)

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is hiring! We need a Policy Analyst in our Albany office to work to secure the freedom, equality, and civil rights of disabled people through legislative and policy advocacy. This is a position with tremendous potential to shape State and Federal law in ways that affect millions of Americans. The successful applicant will effect real change and do amazing and impactful work at a very high level. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Gregg Beratan atgberatan@cdrnys.org

 

Mission Statement

CDR is a disability led, not-for-profit Corporation. We provide services to people with disabilities and seniors within the framework of an Independent Living Model which promotes independence of people with all types of disabilities, enabling choice in living setting, full access to the community, and control of their life.

CDR works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education.

CDR advocates for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities.

 

Job Summary: Work with CDR’s Policy Team staff in Albany NY to promote and secure the rights of disabled people in New York and across the country. Analyze laws, legislation, regulation and policies regarding or affecting the Disability Community in order to develop advocacy plans and written materials to affect system change. From Albany office, collaborate remotely with CDR Director of Advocacy and Advocacy Team, based in Rochester, NY. Collaborate with national disability policy advocates on Federal legislative and policy issues. React to policy issues relating to the rights of disabled people as they arise. Frequently communicate with Federal, State, and local government officials on policy priorities.

Job Duties:

  • As a representative of CDR, be committed in all that you do to support, perpetuate, and model the CDR Mission.
  • Develop advocacy plans and strategies, and produce written materials (memos, letters, position papers, &c.) in response to legislation and policies.
  • Plan, coordinate, and host meetings throughout New York State regarding assisted suicide and other issues of importance to CDR.
  • Effectively analyze legislation and budget initiatives that affect the lives of individuals with disabilities.
  • Advocate for the creation of integrated, community-based services and supports that maximize the independence, self-determination, and civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • Advocate against the creation and perpetuation of laws and policies which imperil the rights of disabled people, including forced institutionalization, segregation, withdrawal of services and supports, and assisted suicide.
  • Analyze current and proposed legislation, regulation, and policy in order to determine its effect upon the services and mission of CDR, and create strategies and written materials as necessary to further CDR’s mission.
  • Make recommendations to the Policy Team, Director of Advocacy, and Executive Director in order to affect system change.
  • Collaborate effectively the Executive Director, Director of Advocacy, and Policy Team staff with regards to issues and areas of focus, strategies, written materials, and job duties.
  • Research New York State laws and develop solutions to disability advocacy issues.
  • Meet with various New York State legislators, New York State Department of Health, OWPDD, and other agencies to advocate for changes and revised policies regarding laws that affect individuals with disabilities.
  • Any additional tasks or projects as assigned by senior Policy Team staff, the Director of Advocacy, or the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Extreme professionalism and excellent presentation skills are required as there is frequent contact with New York State government officials.
  • Candidate must be able to write quickly and powerfully.
  • Strong oral advocacy, persuasion, and personal communication skills are essential to the performance of this job.
  • Candidate must have excellent listening skills, as well as sound professional judgement.
  • Candidate must pay close attention to detail.
  • Thorough and accurate research skills, such as are generally mastered through a Bachelor’s Degree, are required.
  • Candidate must be motivated to work independently under limited supervision, as well as to take direction and work closely with the Manager of Government Affairs, Director of Advocacy, and CDR Advocacy Team.
  • A thorough working knowledge and understanding of New York State legislation and regulations will be very useful to the performance of this job. Candidate must have experience using MS Office Suite and ordinary office equipment.
  • Candidate must be able to travel independently, whether with or without an attendant, for the performance of job duties.
  • Candidate must not have conflict of interest or ethical restrictions preventing them from lobbying or advocating before the Executive, Legislature, Department of Health, OPWDD, OMH, DOT, HCR, OTDA.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two (2) years of experience analyzing legislation, law, regulation, and policy, and working knowledge of state Medicaid program and long term care system. and disability rights.
  • Superb English writing skills.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:

The Job Duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. The physical requirements for this position are those typically present in normal office environment conditions. Must be able to personally travel within a half-mile radius of the office in order to attend meetings in and around the Capitol. Must be able to independently navigate the Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and Empire Plaza complex. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Reliable transportation is necessary as there may be local day and overnight business travel and required of this position. In addition to local business day travel, periodic overnight travel will be required up to one week long.

The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

The Center for Disability Rights, inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All reasonable accommodations will be made.

 

The Center for Disability Rights works for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities. It is vitally important to the mission of the organization that all employees understand, accept, and practice the values of the organization in the conduct of their work.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to the belief in the civil rights of persons with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting possible.

 

Stephanie Woodward, J.D.

Director of Advocacy

Center for Disability Rights

497 State Street

Rochester, New York 14608

(585) 546-7510(Voice)

(585) 546-5643(Fax)

www.cdrnys.org

www.facebook.com/rochestercdr

www.twitter.com/cdrnys

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Position in Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam (Deadline: 11/5): Technical Coordinator, Rights and Inclusion

https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/en/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=2341

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Announcing New Women's & Gender Studies Research Network

We are pleased to announce the creation of Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women's & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN's other disciplinary networks.

 

Join Gregg Gordon and Shirley Decker-Lucke for a live webcast on November 2 at 9 EDT

The following WGSRN eJournals are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.

 

FEMINIST METHODOLOGY & RESEARCH eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Feminist-Methodology-Research.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Feminist-Methodology-Research

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine methodology employed in feminist research. Topics include critical approaches; cultural and anthropological approaches; data collection and empirical methods; economic approaches; experimental and game theory; political approaches; psychological and behavioral approaches; and other issues in feminist methodology and research.

 

FEMINIST THEORY & PHILOSOPHY eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Feminist-Theory-Philosophy.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Feminist-Theory-Philosophy

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics that include feminist philosophy and feminist theory, and includes both classic and contemporary issues in feminist thought.

 

GENDER & SOCIAL PROTECTION eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Social-Protection.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Gender-Social-Protection

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics related to gender, race and disability, including research on gender and the intersectionality of race and gender with respect to social protection, disabilities, health, education, and employment. It also includes legal and regulatory studies on gender and social protection, as well as research on social protection, gender and the family.

 

GENDER IN THE GLOBAL RESEARCH LANDSCAPE eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Global-Research-Landscape.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Gender-Global-Research-Landscape

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine the intersection of gender and research. Topics include gender and researcher performance; gender and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; gender and biomedical research; gender, gaming, and the virtual world; sex and gender analysis in research; institutional promotion of gender equality in careers; women in agricultural and natural resource management; underrepresentation of women and minorities in research; and other topics that examine gender and research.

 

GENDER, ARTS, LITERATURE & MUSIC eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Arts-Literature-Music.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Gender-Arts-Literature-Music

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the fields of the arts, literature, and music. Topics can include social and cultural barriers to achievements in the areas by gender, variations in gender achievements across the arts, and representations of gender in the arts, literature and music.

  

GENDER, POLITICS & JUSTICE eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Politics-Justice.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Gender-Politics-Justice

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine gender, differences in crime and access to justice; gender equality, political leadership, and institutions, and other topics in gender, politics, and justice.

 

MEDIA, GENDER & IDENTITY eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Media-Gender-Identity.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Media-Gender-Identity

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the media's relationship with and influence on gender. Topics include the Internet and its relationship with gender; gender roles, body images and women's representation in the media, and other topics exploring the intersection of the media and gender identity and sexuality. Media can include television, print, and film, along with newer media such as the internet and video games.

 

OTHER WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Other-Womens-Gender-Studies.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Other-Womens-Gender-Studies

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of women's and gender studies which do not fit into the other eJournals in the Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network.

 

SEXUAL & GENDER BASED VIOLENCE eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Sexual-Gender-Based-Violence.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Sexual-Gender-Based-Violence

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine physical, psychological, or sexual violence committed against an individual or group on the basis of gender or gender norms. Topics can include: economic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, rape, violence arising from traditional practices such as dowries and female genital mutilation, honor killings, sex trafficking, sexual harassment and intimidation, and bullying based on failure to conform to perceived gender roles. This can include empirical studies as well as policy examinations.

 

SEXUALITY & GENDER STUDIES eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Sexuality-Gender-Studies.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Sexuality-Gender-Studies

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of sexuality and gender studies. Topics include the history of sexuality; masculinities; studies in non-binary gender; sexual freedom, difference and social equality; sexuality, contraception, and reproductive choice; and other topics in sexuality and gender studies.

 

WOMEN & HEALTH eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Health.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Women-Health

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore women's health issues. Topics include gender and its relationship to health issues within the family; health issues related to ethnic and racial disparities; global issues in women's health; the economics of women's health; health issues related to the LGBTQ community; gender aspects of mental health; women's reproductive health issues; and other issues in women's health.

 

WOMEN & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-International-Relations.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Women-International-Relations

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on gender, climate change and extreme events; gender and international development; gender and globalization; and women, peace and security; and women's political, economics and human rights.

 

WOMEN & LAW eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Law.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Women-Law

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the field of law. Topics include family law, gender, and sexual differences; gender equity and the law, and other topics that examine the intersection of gender and law.

 

WOMEN & PSYCHOLOGY eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Psychology.html

Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Women-Psychology

Description: This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the field of psychology as it relates to women and feminism. Topics can include women's behavior and experiences across the life cycle; examinations of women's personalities and mental health; communication by and about women; women and intimate relationships; gender power and violence against women; and gender disparities as they relate to the field of psychology. In addition, topics can include intersectionalities between women and race, class, age, ability, sexual orientation and national origin.

 

WOMEN & WORK eJOURNAL

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Work.html

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Superfest International Disability Film Festival (San Francisco area) November 4th

Dear Bay Area DS Colleagues & Anyone Who May Be Around, Superfest, the longest running festival of its kind in the world, celebrates cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a complex, unabashed and engaging lens, and is accessible to disabled filmgoers. For the 31st year, this event will bring exceptional disability films from all around the globe, from as close to home as the BART train to a small village in Myanmar. Superfest is a superbly accessible event. Every film will be captioned and audio described, and all live dialogue will be available with American Sign Language and live captioning, no requests required!

Link: http://www.superfestfilm.com

 

Saturday, November 4

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way in Berkeley 2pm screening: $12 6pm screening: $12 All day! $20

Sunday, November 5

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco 1pm screening General Admission: $12

0-18: Free!

Community Access Transition Young Adult: Free!

Admission included and ASL and audio description guided tour of the museum at 11:00am

 

Tickets for Superfest International Disability Film Festival (November 4 and 5) are on sale now. Visit www.superfestfilm.com to check out the lineup and buy your ticket today!

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Event focuses on LGBTQ individuals with intellectual disabilities

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

 

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Event-focuses-on-LGBTQ-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities/60816.html

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Forced Sterilization of Young Women with Disabilities Must End: UN Expert on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WUNRN

http://www.wunrn.com

 

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Website:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Disability/SRDisabilities/Pages/SRDisabilitiesIndex.aspx

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22289&LangID=E

 

Forced Sterilization of Young Women with Disabilities Must End: UN Expert on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Direct Link to Full 24-Page UN General Assembly 2017 Special Rapporteur Interim Report:

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disability/A_72_133_Easy_to_read_version.pdf

 

NEW YORK (24 October, 2017) – Forced sterilization and other procedures infringing on sexual and reproductive integrity are part of a pattern of “systemic violence” being carried out on girls and young women with disabilities, and must be eradicated without delay, a UN expert on human rights and disability has said.

“We can no longer ignore the widespread practices of forced sterilization, forced abortion and forced contraception inflicted on girls and young women with disabilities around the world,” said Catalina Devandas, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of people with disabilities, presenting a report to the UN General Assembly.

“Discriminatory laws and policies are undermining the fundamental right of girls and young women with disabilities to exercise choice and have control over their bodies, violating their integrity and depriving them of dignity while promoting the interests of professionals and caregivers instead.”

The Special Rapporteur said States were failing to protect girls and young women with disabilities from the outrageous pain and irreversible harm which is inflicted on them under the guise of “best interests”.

Sterilization, hysterectomies, estrogen treatments and other procedures were being carried out against their will at the request and with the consent of judges, healthcare professionals, family members or legal guardians, she said. 

Crimes against the sexual integrity and reproductive health of girls and young women with disabilities were persisting and being tolerated by society’s indifference to, or even trivialization of these gross human rights violations, Ms. Devandas said. As a result, there was a risk of people becoming trapped in a vicious and life-long cycle of violence.

The Special Rapporteur urged States to end this “systemic violence” by fully applying the human rights framework to the concerns of girls and young women with disabilities.

“States must immediately repeal all legislation allowing for the administration of any procedures impacting on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and young women without their free and informed consent,” the Special Rapporteur said.

Sex education and health services had to be accessible to all women and girls with disabilities, to increase personal feelings of control and facilitate autonomous decision-making, she added.

“Girls and young women with disabilities are able to develop their own identities and realize their full potential only when their needs are met and when they feel safe,” Ms. Devandas stressed.

 

Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar (Costa Rica) took office as the first Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 1 December 2014. Her mandate recalls the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of these rights and freedoms without discrimination. It signals that further attention is needed to address the barriers that persons with disabilities continue to face in all parts of the world in their participation as equal members of society.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Disability/SRDisabilities/Pages/SRDisabilitiesIndex.aspx

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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS



Registration Now Open; Health Services Committee Conference; November 17th

Health Services Committee of the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council

•        NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

•        NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

•        Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

•        Montefiore Medical Center

•        The teaching Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Consumer, Parent, Professional Partnership for Health Services

 

Struggles and Challenges  In an Era of Reorganization and System Change

 

14th ANNUAL BRONX DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH ISSUES

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

  

Lubin Dining Hall

Harold and Muriel Block Building

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1200 Van Nest Avenue (intersection of Van Nest and Newport Avenues)

Bronx, NY 10461

Register before November 10th, 2017

Online: www.bronxddcouncil.org

Email: pangelic@montefiore.org

Phone: 718-839-7162

 

Topics Include: The latest in Health Care from Washington, DC to New York State, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, Medicare and Care Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities!

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Professional Grant Development Workshop; Online Version is November 16th, In-Person Workshop is December 7th and 8th

Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals

December 7-8, 2017

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

To be held at:

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

 

Participants will learn how to:

1. Navigate the world of grant procurement

2. Research and identify potential funding sources

3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications

4. Find foundation and corporate giving for the state of New York

5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants

6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers

7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions

8. Develop focused and realistic budgets

9. Demonstrate the merits, excellence and innovation of your proposal

10. Package professional grant submissions

 

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.

 

To register:

Please click here https://granttrainingcenter.com/workshop_description/1456?utm_source=1456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ol

Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268

 

Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, electronic workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)

*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

 

Can't make it?

Join us November 16, 2017 for an Online Version of this Workshop

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Disability Rights Scholarship Program, Application Deadline December 1st

Open Society Foundations https://opensocietyfoundations.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=52d98944f5466486ab8567329&id=23a0ecdf9f&e=579a4c6377

Disability Rights Scholarship Programhttps://opensocietyfoundations.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=52d98944f5466486ab8567329&id=ef7f0fb28a&e=579a4c6377

 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

 

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that fellows will deepen their understanding of international law and education, with a focus on disability rights, and gain the tools necessary to engage in a range of CRPD implementation strategies, such as: challenging rights violations in their home countries by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the CRPD; utilizing enforcement mechanisms set forth in the Convention; taking forward disability rights litigation requesting CRPD-compliant remedies; engaging in disability rights advocacy; and developing law, education, or other academic curricula informed by the CRPD.

 

Eligibility Criteria

The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  *   be a citizen and legal resident of China, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, or Peru at the time of application

  *   have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights

  *   have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered)—a degree must be awarded by the application deadline

  *   have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights

  *   be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests

  *   be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in summer 2018

  *   be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2018

  *   be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by host country

  *   demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities

 

Learn more and apply online.https://opensocietyfoundations.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=52d98944f5466486ab8567329&id=1b47d93bd0&e=579a4c6377

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Call for Papers: The CJDS -- "Intersections of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies"; Submissions due June 1st 2018

Please share widely!

This special issue builds on an emergent body of scholarship located at the intersection of critical disability studies & critical animal studies, shedding light on ableism and speciesism as interconnecting oppressions, the ways in which animality and disability are mutually constitutive, as well as the tensions and coalitions shared by these two related fields.

We invite papers making theoretical and/or empirical contribution(s) to our understanding of disabled/non-disabled human-nonhuman animal relations, species interaction, and intersectionalities.

 

Some possible avenues of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

• Representations and assumptions of disabled animals (human and nonhuman) • Critiques to speciesism in critical disability studies and ableism in critical animal studies • Shared oppressions of nonhuman animals and disabled animals • The (often contested or neglected) intrinsic value of nonhuman animals and disabled humans • Experiences and ethics of companion or service nonhuman animals assisting disabled humans • How disability rights movements have intersected and/or experienced tensions in conjunction with nonhuman animal rights movements, discourses, and activism • Questions of vulnerability and inter/intraspecies (inter)dependence • Issues of agency, equality, and justice toward nonhuman and human animals • Examinations of animal and disability ethics and how they intersect • Right-to-life (or death) policies and practices • Care work and care relations, bonds, and responsibility

Submissions due: June 1, 2018

For paper guidelines and more information about this special issue, please visit:http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/announcement/view/14

Please submit electronically in Microsoft Word format to the special issue's guest co-editors: Alan Santinele Martino (santina@mcmaster.ca ) & Sarah May Lindsay (lindsays@mcmaster.ca )

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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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