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December, 17 2017

December 7, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

HoliGay Party December 7th

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner TONIGHT at 7pm

News Story of Interfaith Dialogue- SU News

The Humanities Center Presents: Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship Info Session December 8th

Women in Science and Engineering Presents: Excellence in Communicating Science Series December 8th

 

SU NEWS

Syracuse University News: Chancellor Syverud Addresses Dec. 6 University Senate Meeting

Gritz and Simpson poetry reading video now on YouTube!

Disability Law and Policy Program Video (captioned)

Meet the new interim director of Syracuse University’s LGBT Resource Center - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

University Faculty Members Have a New Tool for Providing Students with Accessible Course Documents

Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Policy Approved; Work Continues to Enhance Digital Accessibility – Syracuse University News

The LGBT RC is HIRING!

Tickets Now On Sale For MLK Celebration and Dinner

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Requesting Personal Assistance

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested | PressReleasePoint

Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum Now Online

Audio Description Advocates Design T-Shirt

New Poll Says Pupils Are Still Afraid They Might Be Bullied

Bluenose-Ability Film Festival Gears Up

Celebrations have taken place in South Korea to mark 100 days to go until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

   

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Women's March On Washington—Disability Caucus' Aspiring Young Activists

Call for Proposals for the Society for Disability Studies Strand at the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference, extended to December 12, 2017

Call for abstracts Disability at the University: A Disabled Students’ Manifesto; Deadline January 14th

 

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SU HAPPENINGS



HoliGay Party December 7th

HoliGay. Thursday, December 7th, 5 – 7 PM. LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue. Celebrate the end of another semester with the annual HoliGay! Food, music, games, and delightful queer company provided. Ugly sweaters encouraged.

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Interfaith Dialogue Dinner TONIGHT at 7pm 

The University’s fall 2017 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us, will continue on Thursday, Dec. 7. The dialogue, on “Is All News Fake? The Future of Truth,” will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. Inclusive food and American Sign Language (ASL) provided.

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News Story of Interfaith Dialogue- SU News

 

 

The Humanities Center Presents: Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship Info Session December 8th

Jesse Quinn, PhD Candidate in Geography, and Matt Stewart, PhD Candidate in History

Friday, December 8

10:30-12:15 pm

Tolley Humanities Bldg. 304

A joint initiative between Humanities New York, the CNY Humanities Corridor, and the Humanities Center, this year-long fellowship (August 2018–June 2019) involves training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship combined with a project that explores the public dimensions of the Fellow’s research, in partnership with a community organization. Learn more about this opportunity from current Fellow Matt Stewart (History) and 2016-17 Fellow Jesse Quinn (Geography). Benefits include:

•        Fellowship stipend of $8,000 plus $500 travel and research stipend

•        Two-day orientation (August 20-12, 2018) in New York City (all expenses paid)

•        Receive training in methods and approaches to public humanities

•        Develop a public project related to your own scholarship

•        Partner with a community organization

The application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided at the info session. Please contact Aimee Germain with any questions (x8685; aagermai@syr.edu).

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Women in Science and Engineering Presents: Excellence in Communicating Science Series December 8th

Scientific Writing Workshop

with Dr. Elizabeth Paley, Duke University

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

8:30 am–4:00 pm (breakfast and registration at 8:15 am)

Link Hall 369

The Scientific Writing Workshop led by Dr. Elizabeth Paley will give you concrete strategies for making science writing as clear and direct as possible. You’ll develop a toolbox of strategies for crafting, evaluating, and revising texts. Throughout the workshop, text examples will come directly from participants’ own writing. As a participant, you will be asked to submit a writing sample in advance (no later than 5 p.m. on December 15). The program is sponsored by WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) in partnership with the GSO. All graduate students in STEM, regardless of gender, are welcome to participate.

Click the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScK-3dImtuVTH8Op7MnugXIw7dnzIhywzGQVYXo8CSLCkL0wA/viewform  to register by Friday, December 8.

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SU NEWS



Syracuse University News: Chancellor Syverud Addresses Dec. 6 University Senate Meeting

 
 

Gritz and Simpson poetry reading video now on YouTube!

Captioned, and with basic image description. 

https://youtu.be/96wSkbsZnIs

Disabilities as Ways of Knowing: A Series of Creative Writing Conversations

“Disability as Part of the Story” (Installment Five in the Series)

A poetry reading by poets Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Syracuse University Campus

Introduction by the organizers, Diane R. Wiener, Director of the Disability Cultural Center, and Prof. Steve Kuusisto, University Professor in the School of Education.

Ona and Dan are seated at a wooden table; she is on the left and he is to her right. A few minutes into the reading, Diane sits down between the poets and holds the microphone, as they read their poems (from Border Songs: A Conversation in Poems, 2017). In the background, a big screen shows Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captions of the event. To the right of the poets, two American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters interpret the event. The interpreters are only on-screen for part of the video.

https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/border-songs-a-conversation-in-poems-by-ona-gritz-daniel-simpson/

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Disability Law and Policy Program Video (captioned)

THANK YOU, Prof. Kanter, aka Arlene, and Joel Whitney from the College of Law!

https://ensemble.syr.edu/Watch/Sj89Fqx7

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Meet the new interim director of Syracuse University’s LGBT Resource Center - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

http://dailyorange.com/2017/12/meet-new-interim-director-syracuse-universitys-lgbt-resource-center/

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University Faculty Members Have a New Tool for Providing Students with Accessible Course Documents

https://news.syr.edu/2017/12/blackboard-ally-available-to-help-faculty-make-digital-course-content-more-accessible/

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Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Policy Approved; Work Continues to Enhance Digital Accessibility – Syracuse University News

https://news.syr.edu/2017/12/information-and-communication-technology-accessibility-policy-approved-work-continues-to-enhance-digital-accessibility/

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The LGBT RC is HIRING!

Passionate about queer and trans justice? Got experience in graphic design? The LGBT RC is hiring a new GRAPHIC DESIGNER! Check out the position description & apply online today: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/72623

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Tickets Now On Sale For MLK Celebration and Dinner

https://news.syr.edu/2017/12/tickets-now-on-sale-for-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration/

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



Requesting Personal Assistance

Greetings, all.  A longtime friend of the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), and also a member of the DCC Advisory Board, needs a reliable home health aide in DeWitt, for personal care, light housekeeping, and cooking. Afternoons preferred. Own transportation needed. 315-420-2996.  Thanks for your assistance. 

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People with disabilities more likely to be arrested | PressReleasePoint

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/people-disabilities-more-likely-be-arrested

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Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum Now Online

http://mailchi.mp/a0e9048af78d/cripping-care-care-pedagogies-and-practices-special-forum-now-online?e=ebac69cee4

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Audio Description Advocates Design T-Shirt

Chicago – Disabled, community organizers Liz Thomson and Jae Jin Pak have designed and are marketing a t-shirt advocating for audio description (AD), the art and skill of providing a verbal description of a visual item or event. The t-shirt phrase reads, “Hey, people, audio describe your sh*%! Advocating for audio description everywhere.” Various styles and colors are available. Sales end December 4 in order for people to receive their order before the winter holidays. Visit bit.ly/buyadtshirt  to purchase the products. Thomson and Pak priced all items to be affordable and any of the profits will go toward a Chicago audio description training in the spring of 2018. For more information about the advocacy t-shirt campaign, e-mail Thomson at l.thomson773@gmail.com.

Pak, a self-advocate and someone who has low vision, comments, “Having audio description at live events and/or art exhibits has greatly enhanced my enjoyment and appreciation of it. AD opens up art to a larger audience.” Thomson acknowledges that the t-shirts are aggressive. However, “I’ve reached my tipping point of ‘asking nicely’ for museum curators to have AD. Either you’re taking steps to be inclusive for those who are blind or have low vision, or you’re not. The feeling conveyed on the t-shirt is demanding disability justice and rights,” believes Thomson, an audio describer practitioner and educator.

According to the National Federation of the Blind, approximately 1.3 million people are blind or have a visual impairment. In 2015, Netflix made audio description more widely available when they agreed to provide AD for their original programming – starting with Daredevil, the Marvel comic series about a lawyer who is blind and a superhero.

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New Poll Says Pupils Are Still Afraid They Might Be Bullied

They worry about things that might make them ‘stand out’ including their appearance, disability, culture or religion.

https://www.lep.co.uk/news/education/new-poll-says-pupils-are-still-afraid-they-might-be-bullied-1-8883312

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Bluenose-Ability Film Festival Gears Up

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1523987-bluenose-ability-film-festival-gears-up

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Celebrations have taken place in South Korea to mark 100 days to go until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The countdown began with the unveiling of the Paralympic Countdown Tower at the Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) Icheon Training Centre. Local residents and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the occasion including LEE Hee-beom PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee President; DO Jong-whan Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, CHOI Moon-soon Gangwon Province Govenor, LEE Myung-ho KPC President, newly appointed PyeongChang 2018 Honorary Ambassadors, JUNG Yong-hwa (singer/actor) and AOA (Kpop girl group), Korean national wheelchair curling athletes, and local residents.

https://www.paralympic.org/news/pyeongchang-2018-100-days-go

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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS


Women's March On Washington—Disability Caucus' Aspiring Young Activists

Leslie Templeton, a Boston College student and one of the administrators for the Women's March on Washington—Disability Caucus, is seeking out young disabled activists to feature in social media. Nominate yourself or others!

“There are dozens of young activists with disabilities. Do you know one or are you one? We want to know! Please feel free to talk about your experiences, what you do, your story, and so forth. Nominate yourself or someone else for a chance to be featured by the Women's March on Washington Disability Caucus.”

Here is the link to the nomination pagehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs_3Tstpqer4jlfM0oO1-hETkJMA_mDFUJy-gYJk3PZQZL8Q/viewform   

Women's March on Washington—Disability Caucus Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/WMWDisability/ 

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Call for Proposals for the Society for Disability Studies Strand at the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference, extended to December 12, 2017

Call for Proposals for the Society for Disability Studies Strand at the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference, April 17-18, 2018

 

SDS Strand deadline for proposals has been extended to December 12, 2017 

SDS is delighted to partner with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference. The SDS Strand CFP and proposal submission instructions & template can be found on our website: http://disstudies.org/index.php/cfp-sds-strand-osu-2018/

•        The SDS Strand theme is “What We Know about Disability Studies in Community.” We welcome proposals in all areas of Disability Studies. The SDS Strand will be a series of 90-minute sessions with presentations in any format. Proposals are due by December 12.

•        Student Posters submitted through SDS will be eligible for prizes sponsored by Ohio State University. To see the general CFP for the 2018 OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference and the CFP for the Student Poster Competition, please visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456399601066115/ . Student poster submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2018.

SDS Strand events will be open to all to attend but presented only by SDS Members. This is a great time to join SDS or renew your membership for 2018: a generous donor has put up a $5,000 challenge matching grant for all funds committed by December 15, 2017!

For information on membership and donations, see our website: http://disstudies.org/index.php/2018-membership-drive/

Please share this announcement widely with your networks!

Joanne Woiak, SDS Program Committee Co-Chair

joanne@disstudies.org

Devva Kasnitz, SDS Executive Director

SDSKasnitz@gmail.com

http://www.disstudies.org/

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Call for abstracts Disability at the University: A Disabled Students’ Manifesto; Deadline January 14th

Almost 60 years ago Ed Roberts made history by demanding entrance to the University of California at Berkeley. His attendance forced the university to scrutinize its own physical environment and its practices. Roberts' enrolment took the notion of ‘student support’ to a new level. Sixty years on, and universities are still exploring ‘student support’, as well as how far they might be ‘willing’ to go in facilitating student access.

Sixty years of experience have demonstrated what works and what doesn’t, and given a generation of students enough time to find out what they need. Sixty years of student experience offer the university the information they need to become learning centers for ALL who want to study.

This edited book, to be published through Peter Lang, is a clear guide to not only what students want (and need to know), but what universities should provide.  Each chapter will present a benchmark for students to follow as they travel through the institution, and also lay clear what they should expect. Each chapter will also be a clear statement of what every institution of higher education should provide. While every country has its own practice and laws based on its own experience, arbitrary national boundaries should no longer be a reason for practices that do not meet student need. This book will speak across borders, east, west, north and south. It will leave no doubt about what needs to be done to develop more inclusive teaching and learning spaces.

This will not be a book written about students with disabilities. It is written by those that have traversed the terrain and experienced higher education with a disability.  It is in many ways a manifesto, a call for change, a call to action. It will be a guide book, a blueprint, and a tool, for both students and universities.

If you want to be a part of this book, tell us why. Contact the editors, Christopher McMaster and Benjamin Whitburn, at the email below with a proposed chapter title and a 300-500 word abstract about your topic. Please feel free to contact the editors to discuss possible topics of interest as you develop your abstract.

Deadline for submission of interest: January 14, 2018

There will be a limited number of places, as we envisage the book will be 18-20 chapters of 3,000-4,000 words each.

Submit your abstract to the editors at: drchrismcmaster@gmail.com

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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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