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March, 08 2018


Save the Date!  Disability Cultural Center Open House

The DCC will hold an open house on October 24th from 11AM-1PM.  Food, fun, and friend(s)ly.  More information to come!



The OutCrowd magazine provides advocates of the queer community a platform to express their otherwise overlooked opinions and perspectives. We are determined to present progressive content through a queer lens by challenging what is often deemed as “socially acceptable.” For Fall

2014, we need progressive, sassy, passionate people to fill these positions:

To apply, please send:

  •  Your résumé
  • The position(s) you are interested in
  • 2 to 3 samples of your writing, photography, designs, and/or art
  •  A paragraph detailing why you will be a good fit for The OutCrowd to outcrowd.su@gmail.com by Saturday, August 30th.


Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Call for Papers
The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, held April 1-4, 2015 at the New Orleans Marriott.
Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and students at all levels are encouraged to apply. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired.  
Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
  • Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States and internationally/multinationally;
  • The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
  • The use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
  • How education has impacted pop culture/how popular culture has impacted education in the United States;
  • Representations of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture throughout history in the United States;
  • Using popular culture to subvert/supplement prescriptive curricula in schooling;
  • The impact/emergence of LGBTQ studies in schooling and education;
  • Queering any of the area fields (education, schooling, history, archival studies, teaching, preservice teacher education, popular culture);
  • Developing means to re-integrate foundations of education into preservice teacher education;
  • Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology to improve instruction;
  • Exploring the intersections of social media, social identity, and education.
Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ and following the directions therein.
Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award. Graduate students, early career faculty and those travelling internationally in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply: http://pcaaca.org/grant/overview.php
Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference. 
For detailed information please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/. Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at ejanak@uwyo.edu.




Autism Women's Network Anthology

Hello everyone,
I'm collaborating with the Autism Women's Network to edit a new anthology on autism and race to be written entirely by autistic people of color. The vast majority of literature about autism, whether written by autistics or non-autistics, largely excludes the voices and experiences of autistic people of color, and we're hoping to change that conversation. You can read more about the history and vision for this project (and watch/listen to our captioned and transcribed intro video) at our fundraiser page.
Right now, we are fundraising on IndieGoGo to cover the costs of printing and publication, since AWN is a tiny nonprofit with a small budget, and we'd like to produce the anthology independent of any corporate publishing house. The costs will go toward publishing the anthology in a variety of formats so it will be as accessible as possible -- large print, standard print, Braille, e-book formats, etc. We have a total projected budget of $10,000 to cover all associated costs, and in the first week of the fundraiser, have raised the first $1,000, but need to find the rest in the next four weeks. If you can donate anything, or know anyone else who might be able and willing, it would be awesome to pass on the link. 
We have also published the submission guidelines for the anthology, so please share far and wide. We're especially hoping that autistic people of color who live outside the United States will submit since much literature focuses only on U.S. perspectives. We're also particularly interested in centering people who are Black, queer, trans*, chronically ill, poor, migrant, young, mad, or multiply-disabled. We welcome artists and activists, as well as scholars. The submission deadline is November 15th.
Thank you so much for any help on either front, and I'm looking forward to reading any submissions!
Lydia Lydia Brown
+1 202-618-0187 (voice or text)

Disability Cultural Center
105 Hoople Building
805 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244

Email: sudcc@syr.edu
Phone: (315) 443-4486
Fax: (315) 443-0193

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