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May, 27 2017

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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, Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs, 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 Thursday with your submission.

SU HAPPENINGS

OrangeAbility 2015: Accessible Athletics Expo

Screening of Northside Documentary | 6:30p Friday 3/27 @ North Side Learning Center

Human Library Event at SU

44 Stars of Excellence Awards Gala

Men On Pedestals “Boys II Men”

Pre-Registration for Social Science Research: May 5th

The 2015 Reel Queer Film Festival

SU LECTURE OF INTEREST, 4/3/15

Café Q.

Trans* Day of Liberation featuring Kye Allums.

You’re invited to attend the Creating Change Student Forum!

The Power of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

SU NEWS

Graduate-Level Summer Seminar: Discourse Analysis

SU now has a site license for TextHelp Read&Write Gold,

If you are a transfer student

New publication of interest (message from Chair and Prof. Barbara Applebaum, CFE)

Link to Cripping the Comic Con Disability Symposium 2015 Photos on Collage

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Disability and law, history, education, employment, technology, culture ....

CFP for 2016 MLA special session, Mediated Illness Narratives

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture

MARC’s 1st Colloquium on Autoethnography

The Hearing World around Me

Expressions of interest in disability policy research at Leeds

Indigenous Women's Conference 2015

Call for Papers for AAA panel

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Request for Images for Descriptive Text Project

Summer Online Grad Course: DIS 682: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip

Disability Scoop 3.24.15

Latest Issue of RDS Now Posted!

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center is hiring!

Same-Sex Domestic Violence Webinar.

End Child Sexual Abuse Workshop.

Craft Festival.

Ability + Disability | Conscious Style Guide 

The Arc & Sprout Film Festival - Monticello, NY


SU HAPPENINGS

OrangeAbility 2015: Accessible Athletics Expo

When: Saturday, March 28th, 1-4 pm
Where: Flanagan Gym, SU Main Campus.  
What: Experience Relays, Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Quad Rugby, and more! Engage with local teams on the court, as well as organizations in our expo area. Try some equipment out yourself, and bring some friends along!
**UPDATED** - Join us during the middle of the event to meet Otto and cheer on an official game of Quad Rugby as the Western NY Wreckers host the Ottawa Stingers!!!
 
You don’t have to be able-bodied to play, and you don’t have to have a disability to play accessible sports!
Drop in to join or sign up online to:
  • play with a team
  • volunteer
  • table with your group
  • request specific accommodations (ASL Interpretation Provided)
 
Free and open to the public. Parking and accessible parking available onsite, but please register in advanced if possible. Contact: orangeability@gmail.com or visit orangeability.syr.edu
Powered by: The Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center, the Syracuse University Department of Recreation Services, Move Along, Inc, the Syracuse University Disability Student Union, the Syracuse University Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, The Office of the Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University, and the Burton Blatt Institute. Connect with our Partners.
Flyer for print, press release, and more available online at orangeability.syr.edu

Screening of Northside Documentary | 6:30p Friday 3/27 @ North Side Learning Center

 
For those of you who weren't able to make it to the CFE Brown Bag and are interested in checking out a documentary I collaborated on last semester calledNorthside (description below) it is being screened again this Friday, March 27th at 6:30pm at the North Side Learning Center - an education resource center for refugees & new Americans which is featured in the film.  Refugee students, community members and volunteers will be in attendance, so it should be a great space for discussion around issues of immigration, inter-generationality, and belonging in the city.

Northside is a documentary film that explores the comparative experiences of new Americans who have settled on Syracuse's Northside over the last 100 years.  Drawing from the stories of a recently resettled Somalian refugee and two first generation Italian-Americans, the film questions the politics of space, memory, and belonging - and presents both the similarities and differences in the struggle to adapt to new ways of being across culture and time.

The North Side Learning Center is located in a school building at 501 Park Street (corner of Park and Highland Streets) in Syracuse, about 2 miles from campus.  Anyone who is interested and needs a ride please let me know, as there are some Maxwell students that will be carpooling from campus.


Feel free to email with any questions!


Julie M. Ficarra, Ed.M.
Doctoral Student | Graduate Fellow
Cultural Foundations of Education
Syracuse University
jmficarr@syr.edu | 315-559-9116
www.linkedin.com/in/julieficarra/

Human Library Event at SU

 
The Human Library event is just a week away: next Wednesday, April 1, from 2-5pm!
 
We have a diverse collection of human books with topics ranging from autism to bullying to poetry to faith, and individuals from many cultures including Native American, Indian, and Egyptian.
 
For more information including our list of books, see http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/humanlibrary. We are now taking reservations if people wish to schedule a conversation with a particular human book in advance; however, people may still "check out" a human book at the event without placing a reservation.
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you so much for your support of the Human Library!
 
Abby Kasowitz-Scheer | Learning Commons Librarian
Syracuse University Libraries
315-443-1943 | askasowi@syr.edu

44 Stars of Excellence Awards Gala

Nominations Deadline March 27
 
 
Hello Student Organization Leaders and Advisors:
 
The 44 Stars of Excellence Awards Gala recognizes individual students and recognized student organizations for their outstanding work on campus and in the community during the academic year.
The Office of Student Activities is happy to announce that we are currently accepting nominations for recognition at this year's Gala. Nominations will be accepted from now until March 27.
 
Descriptions of each award as well as a link to nomination forms can be found online athttp://studentleadership.syr.edu/44stars/  Please note that there is a separate nomination form for each award.
 
The Gala is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium. Mark your calendars!
 
New this Year:
 
The Office of Student Activities is happy to announce two new awards this year:
 
1.      The Award for Excellence by an Organizational Advisor is presented to two student organization advisors who demonstrate outstanding commitment to an organization by providing mentorship to the organization and its leadership, supporting organizational programs and events, as well as ensuring successful leadership transitions within the organization.
 
2.      In partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the La Fuerza Community Enhancement Award is presented to two graduating students in recognition of their outstanding contributions and commitment to diversity. These individual have used their energy, spirit and leadership in initiating and implementing actions that help our campus community go beyond tolerance in order to create dialogue among people from diverse cultural groups. CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE
 
Description: The Office of Multicultural Affairs' Irma Almirall-Padamsee La Fuerza Community Enhancement Award is presented to two graduating students in recognition of their outstanding contributions and commitment to diversity. These individual have used their energy, spirit and leadership in initiating and implementing actions that help our campus community beyond tolerance and create dialogue among people from diverse cultural groups. 
 
Eligibility: Undegraduate, Graduate, and Law students from the current graduating class.
 
The Gala is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium.  For more information contact Kerry Foxx at kwfoxx@syr.edu.

Men On Pedestals “Boys II Men”

Saturday, March 28
Schine Student Center, Underground  |  8pm
 
Join the women of NANBPWC, Inc. this Saturday for our annual Men On Pedestals as we honor four distinguished gentlemen on campus who have exemplified outstanding leadership and service. The evening features a special honoree presentation, male student performances and a keynote speaker. Tickets on sale at Schine Box Office today!
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Pre-Registration for Social Science Research: May 5th

 
On May 5th Syracuse University will be hosting an event on Preregistration for Social Science Research.
 
The program will begin at 11:45am with a presentation by Macartan Humphreys of Columbia University on the preregistration of research designs. After lunch, a roundtable discussion will include Matthew Ingram from the University at Albany, Jim Johnson from the University of Rochester, Adam Levine and Jamila Michener of Cornell University, and Harvey D. Palmer of University at Buffalo.  The program will conclude at 3:45pm.
 
The case for preregistration lies in the distinction between ex ante and ex post hypothesis testing. According to this view, strong tests require authors to demonstrate that their hypotheses predate the collection of data and their analysis. Ex post research is inherently limited to being exploratory.  
 
This temporal requirement has an institutional corollary. Just as the mandate to provide evidence for replication creates a need for domain repositories, so recording the trajectory of research through time requires a registry where scholars can record, and evaluators can check, temporal sequence.  The credibility and legitimacy of social science research depends on openness about any part of its process which can affect evidence-based conclusions. That includes the sequence of research.
 
Views about the need for preregistration (and hence a registry) originated, and have gained most ground, in experimental research traditions. A more expansive view of preregistration, however, would argue that it is equally well-suited to both large-n and (most controversially) small-n observational studies.
  
Those interested in attending must register by April 21st at https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HazzO5DuH9IPvT 
 
Macartan Humphreys (Ph.D., Harvard, 2003) works on the political economy of development and formal political theory. His ongoing research focuses on civil wars, post-conflict development, ethnic politics, natural resource management, political authority and leadership, and democratic development with a current focus on the use of field experiments to study democratic decision-making in post-conflict and developing areas. He has conducted field research in Chad, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Uganda, and elsewhere. Recent work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, World Politics, the Economic Journal, and elsewhere. He has authored or coauthored books on ethnic politics, natural resource management, and game theory and politics. A former Trudeau fellow and scholar of the Harvard Academy, he is a Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and is the Executive Director of the Experiments in Governance and Politics research network (egap).

The 2015 Reel Queer Film Festival

April 3 – 5, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
For details, check out: Reel Queer online
 
All films will be captioned.
 
Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact Aishik Barua (abarua@syr.eduor Nupur Shekhar Gokhale (ngokhale@syr.edu), ASAP.

SU LECTURE OF INTEREST, 4/3/15

Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 
Presents  
Co-Sponsors: Literatures, and Linguistics, Asian/Asian American Studies, and the Moynihan Institute's East Asia Program
Writing on the Left in Colonial Korea: New Perspectives and Future Directions
Friday, April 3, 2015 
11 A.M.
500 Hall of Languages
Sunyoung Park 
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Gender Studies, The University of Southern California https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/ealc/ealc_faculty_display.cfm?person_id=1022658
Author of The Proletarian Wave: Leftist Literature in Colonial Korea 1910-1945 (Harvard University Asia Center, March 2015); editor and translator of On the Eve of the Uprising and Other Stories from Colonial Korea (Cornell East Asian Series, 2010).
Questions: Meera Lee (mlee46@syr.edu)

Café Q.

Come join us for an informal coffee house night from 6 – 8 PM at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center at 750 Ostrom Avenue. March 26th, Spoken Word/Open Mic Night. April 13th, Movie Night.

Trans* Day of Liberation featuring Kye Allums.

April 8th, 7:30 PM, Watson Theater. Kye Allums is a 25 year old queer fluid trans* artist and athlete. They graduated from The George Washington University and in 2010 publicly came out to become the first Division 1 openly transgender athlete. Come hear Kye discuss the changes that have accompanied their gender transition and newfound role as a trans* advocate. Dessert reception to follow. American Sign Language provided.BACK TO TOP

You’re invited to attend the Creating Change Student Forum!

Friday, April 10th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Hall of Languages 107. Student delegates to the 27th National Conference on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* Equality: Creating Change will share experiences, insights, and reflections gleaned from their attendance. Refreshments will be provided. American Sign Language will be provided.

The Power of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

April 9th, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Whitman School of Management, Milton Room. This event will empower and encourage female STEM majors and highlight the variety of professional opportunities available in these fields. Free for students, $20 for public. Register for The Power of Women in STEM online by April 3rd!BACK TO TOP


SU NEWS

Graduate-Level Summer Seminar: Discourse Analysis

RED 700 Discourse Analysis
Instructor:  Marcelle Haddix
Course meets May 11 through June 12, Tuesday and Thursday, 4PM to 8PM
Course Description:  This course provides an introduction to discourse analysis as a research inquiry and method in the study of language processes and literacy practices in the field of education.  The course will emphasize Critical Discourse Analysis and the use of other critical theoretical frameworks alongside discourse analytic approaches.  Students will have an opportunity to consider, discuss, and implement a variety of discourse analytic approaches to their own doctoral and dissertation research.
Marcelle M. Haddix, PhD
Dean's Associate Professor, Reading and Language Arts

Programs Coordinator, English Education 

School of Education, Syracuse University

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SU now has a site license for TextHelp Read&Write Gold,

which is a literacy software that uses a discreet, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications.
 

If you are a transfer student

and you’d like to be a mentor to incoming transfer students, this is the perfect opportunity! You must be a sophomore by Fall 2016, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have no current academic or judicial sanctions, and be willing to make a commitment for the entire fall semester. [Newtosu.syr.edu]Apply to be a transfer mentor today! Applications due April 1st.BACK TO TOP

New publication of interest (message from Chair and Prof. Barbara Applebaum, CFE)

 
Chris Kliewer (an SU doctoral program alum from 1995), Amy Petersen and I have the lead article in the Spring 2015 issue of the Harvard Education Review.  It came out over the weekend and can be downloaded through the SU library system.  Here’s a link to the article entitled At the End of Intellectual Disability
 

Link to Cripping the Comic Con Disability Symposium 2015 Photos on Collage


If you prefer or need image descriptions, immediately, please advise Diane Wiener.  (We are in the process of creating image descriptions for all.) 

https://collage.syr.edu/?c=4064&k=41dbe32ec1

Disclaimer from Photographer:
 
There are some issues with downloads & IE 11…IE 10 works fine. With IE 11, you have to hit the retry button that will pop up. It stalls the first time you try to download. Firefox version 33 (the latest version as of a month or two ago) is not working at all. Version 32 is working. Only browser working is Chrome on the windows side. We just tried Safari on one of our Macs running 10.6.8 (snow leopard?) and that is working fine. ITS is working on new versions as we speak. BACK TO TOP


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Disability and law, history, education, employment, technology, culture ....

 
 
2015 Multiple Perspectives Conference: Celebrate Our Progress – Write Our Future History  April 13-14.
27 sessions including 3 public plenaries.  Presentations on disability and law, history, education, employment, technology, culture and more REGISTRATION OPEN:
 
Public Plenaries at Multiple Perspectives:
·         Ken Campbell Memorial Lecture: "The Stories We Tell: The Americans with Disabilities Act after 25 Years" presented by Lennard J. Davis
·         The Ethel Louise Armstrong Memorial Lecture: “The Hearing World around Me” presented by Trix Bruce
·         Student Perspectives Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Presentations and Reception. 
 
Concurrent Sessions
Law:
·         Update from The Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights.
·         Update from The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Cheryl Mabry-Thomas, Director, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Cleveland Field Office.
·         ADA Questions and Answers: The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) Answers Your Questions.
·         Understanding Reasonable Accommodations under the ADAAA and Emerging Issues in the Law.
·         Barrier Free Healthcare: A Recent Point of Emphasis 25 Years in the Making.
·         The ADA at 25: How does it Measure up to The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities?
·         Toward Universal Suffrage: Voting and People with Intellectual or Cognitive Disabilities
 
Education:
·         Access Abroad: International Study for Students & Scholars with Disabilities.
·         Paving the Path to College Success: Experiences of Students with Physical Disabilities
·         Student Veterans with Psychological and Physical Wounds: Enhancing Access and Inclusion.
·         Going to College: Integrated Employment and Academic Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.
·         At the Intersections of Disability and Feminist Theories: Toward the Transformative Inclusion of Diverse Students with Disabilities in STEM Fields.
 
Electronic and Communications Technology
·         Information and Communications Technology: An Accessibility Strategy for a Large University.
·         Disability & Accessibility as a Matter of Course in University Life
·         Communicating and Instructing Faculty on Accessibility Considerations for Web or LMS Content..
·         Collaborating to Create Audio Access for Digital Image Collections.
·         P.E.A.C.E: Communication Access through Universal Design Principles.
Community & Culture:
·         The ABC's of YLF (Youth Leadership Forum).
·         Inter-Ability Marriage: How Love is Lame.
·         Eric Garner in Historical Perspective: Interrogating “Ableist Criminality”. 
·         Topics in Community Integration for People with Disabilities
·         A Problematic Hurdle: Soft Skills to Seek and Keep a Job.
·         Health Status and Disparities among People with Disabilities in Ohio.
·         Perceptions and Attitudes toward People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing among College Students.
·         At the Expense of Joy: Human Rights Violations in Applied Behavioral Analysis.
·         On Teaching the R-Word: A Dialogue about Inclusive Language and Inclusive Spaces. BACK TO TOP

CFP for 2016 MLA special session, Mediated Illness Narratives

Hello all,

We invite submissions for a 2016 MLA special session on mediations of illness narratives. Possible topics might include rhetorics of contagion; digital disability; online autothanatography; patient communities; distributed narratives; intersections of illness with queer, race, gender identities online. Email 250-word abstract with bio to kknight08@gmail.com<mailto:kknight08@gmail.com> and olivia.banner@utdallas.edu<mailto:olivia.banner@utdallas.edu> by March 29.

Olivia Banner
Assistant Professor
Emerging Media and Communication
University of Texas at Dallas
http://emac.utdallas.edu

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture


The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.  NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment.  We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.  NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.  

In particular, I am the chair of the Teaching and Popular Culture area and I'm really interested in hearing about and seeing the different ways instructors use popular culture in their courses--be it their core curriculum or even courses on popular culture.  If you have some ideas about a panel as a whole or individual papers that you would like to present on regarding this area, please be sure to submit.  A larger goal of this area is to create a place to foster ideas and approaches to teaching popular culture, regardless of the discipline.

NEPCA Fall Conference information, including the paper proposal form, can be found here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/.  Please submit the form, including a brief CV and abstract, located on the site.  Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered.  Please direct any questions to either 2015 Program Chair Kraig Larkin (kraig.larkin@colby-sawyer.edu) and/or to the appropriate Area Chair.  For a
complete list of Area Chairs, please visit the NEPCA website.   The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2015.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Nepca01) and on Facebook for updates about the conference: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northeast-PopularAmerican-Culture-Association/162227930478633

Good tidings,
Lance

Lance Eaton
@leaton
http://www.LanceEaton.com
http://byanyothernerd.blogspot.com/

MARC’s 1st Colloquium on Autoethnography

 
MARC’s 1st Colloquium on Autoethnography
“Being there, being here” 
Subjectivities, bodies and emotions in health research

5-6 November 2015
Tarragona, Spain.

The Medical Anthropology Research Center of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work, and the doctoral programme Anthropology and Communication, has called this meeting to discuss the concept of autoethnography as a method for carrying out ethnographical research into the health/disease/care process and, generally, all ethnographic work involving the ethnographer’s personal experience.

The Colloquium aims to provide a forum for reflecting on three aspects of ethnographical research in the field of health: (1) autoethnographical experiences in which the ethnographer is part of the research object (known as native or indigenous autoethnographies), (2) autoethnographical reflections which openly analyze and “textualize” the “situated knowledge” in which researchers work (known as anthropology at home), and (3) ethnographical sources that do not come from professional anthropology but from the cases mentioned above.

We would like to encourage researchers from all sorts of disciplines who are working on the health/disease/care process to present communications. This wide-ranging view of what autoethnography is will help to generate knowledge about the potentialities and limitations of the autoethnographical method in the three situations mentioned above.

We propose a provisional program structured around four main themes:

-       Body and emotions in autoethnography. The identity of the ethnographer: transformations of the self.
-       Intersections between gender, ethnic group, corporeality, sexuality, health and autoethnography.
-       Advantages and disadvantages of autoethnography as a research method. Visual and narrative research formats and autoethnographical presentation.
-       Autoethnographical sources: patient and survivor narratives

Abstracts should be sent to invautoetno@gmail.com

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.
Font: Arial 12, line spacing 1.5, margins 2.5 cm.
Filename extension: PDF
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

The following information must be included: 1. Title of the communication, 2. Author's name, surnames and research group (if appropriate), 3. Contact telephone number, 4. Researcher’s contact e-mail (if there is more than one author, please give all addresses), and 5. Postal address (either institutional or private).
* Please send a brief curriculum (no more than 100 words).


Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2015
Response date: 30 May, 2015

Some of the work presented may be included in a publication.

Venue: Sala de Graus, Facultad de Letras, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Avinguda
Catalunya 35, CP. 43002, Tarragona)

For more information https://recercaautoetnografica.wordpress.com/cfp-english/

Follow us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/autoetnografia?fref=ts

The Hearing World around Me

The 2015 Ethel Louise Armstrong Memorial Lecture presented by Trix Bruce
Tuesday April 14th – 3:30 p.m. – Pfahl Hall, The Ohio State University Columbus
Free and Open to the Public*
 
Trix Bruce's stories are those of culture clash and connection, contact and confusion, and the many ways which language and identity can twist our perceptions of each other. Her energetic style, witty delivery, poetic grace, and honesty welcome you to her world as a deaf person among the hearing.  Through a series of stories Trix shares her embarrassing moments, challenges, learning experiences, and a growing sense of pride.  
Video excerpt of The Hearing World around Me at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwey1wAhJL8 
Please visit Trix Bruce on line 
http://www.trixbruce.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrixBruce and on April 14th
 
This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund;  The Ohio State University’s Student Life Disability Services, the American Sign Language Program , and Office for Diversity and Inclusion
 
The 27 sessions at this year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference also include
Perceptions and Attitudes toward People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing among College Students.  ChongMin Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Lamar University; And Zanthia Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Lamar University.
P.E.A.C.E: Communication Access through Universal Design Principles. Cindy Poore-Pariseau, Coordinator, Office of Disability Services, Bristol Community College; And Julie Jodoin-Krauzyk, Learning Specialist and D/deaf Services Coordinator, Office of Disability Services, Bristol Community College.
Student Poster: Signs and Voices: Including Sign Language.  Inviolata Sore, Syracuse University
 

Celebrate Our Progress – Write Our Future History  at the 2015 Multiple Perspcetives Conference, April 13-14.
 
 
L. Scott Lissner
ADA Coordinator & 504 Compliance Officer
Office Of Diversity And Inclusion, The Ohio State University
    Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
    Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law & Disability Studies
    Board, Center for Disability Empowerment
    Appointed:  State HAVA Committee & Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

Expressions of interest in disability policy research at Leeds

 
As part of the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme there is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers of any nationality (at any stage in their career) to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at a host institution in another country. These competitive fellowship opportunities are 100% funded and include living and mobility allowances.
 
We would like to support one outstanding candidate in this competition and help them to develop their application with members of the Centre for Disability Studies at Leeds, in the field of international or comparative disability policy studies.
 
During the next two weeks we are looking for outline expressions of interest, from which we will shortlist candidates to develop a more detailed second stage research proposal.
 
To check your eligibility criteria and express your interest in applying, please complete the online form
 
Please feel free to forward this email to suitable applicants.
 
Best wishes
 
Mark Priestley
Professor of Disability Policy
University of Leeds

Indigenous Women's Conference 2015

 
 
Indigenous Conference Services is proud to host five great conferences this year where our second round of papers is now open for submission with the closing date at the end of March. The 2015 Indigenous Men’s Conference running simultaneously but separately with the Indigenous Women’s Conferences will be held at Hilton Hotel, Darwin on the 28th – 30th of September. Similarly, papers are also being called for the Indigenous Board of Directors Conference scheduled for the 19th – 21st of October and the 2015 National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference to be held on 7th – 9th of October respectively. Both October events will be held at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort. Furthermore, the 2015 National Indigenous Health Conference will be held at the Shangrila Hotel in Cairns and scheduled for the 1st – 3rd December, 2015.
 
 
2015 INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
 
 The 2015 National Indigenous Women's Conference is scheduled on September 28-30, 2015 in Darwin, Northern Territory. The conference is hosted by Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) with great line up of speakers from around Australia and internationally. The aim is to provide a platform for Indigenous Women to celebrate their achievements in life within their home, family, community and workplace.
 
The event will focus on empowerment, strong leadership and self-determination. Throughout the two and a half day event, we will be facilitating small group discussions with informative Guest Speakers. The event emphasizes the positives of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resilience and determination to strive for a better tomorrow without the constraints of the negative stereotyping which is more prevalent due to social media and bad media coverage.
 
Today’s society is plagued with stories of all the wrong in our communities when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. For years as Indigenous women, we have strived to better our communities and families which have given rise to countless numbers of great initiatives and as such one of the ways to highlight these great achievements is to share this knowledge which has always been our cultural way. As such, we feel that it is time to start promoting these ideas so that others may be able to share and spread the knowledge.
 
 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 
 
Before European settlement and the introduction of foreign diseases,alcohol and other determinants, Aboriginal & Torres Strait
Islander culture was vibrant and strong with spiritual and family lores thatwere guiding principles to a way of life that for
centuries has now succumb to bright lights and the trappings of modern day society.
 
Throughout the decades we have seen the erosion and destruction of our language, custom and spiritual well being. The dynamics of contemporary Australia showing seventy percent (70%) of Indigenous people live in urban setting.
 
Question: We ask you to consider - What if Captain Cook didn’t land on the shore of the East Coast of Australia, but in a far more remote area?
Would Australia’s east coast be what it is today?
 
The backbone of our existence is family, custom & spirituality. During group discussions, we would like to explore past and present experiences and therefore leading into future strategies & goals to empower women to be strong leaders in their communities. We believe that through sharing of experiences and knowledge, we become stronger as a collective.
 
This opportunity to discuss women’s issues in an open, transparent and culturally sensitive forum could become a vital networking source to develop collaborative approaches for the betterment of Women’s overall business.
 
YOUR INVITATION 
 
We wish to invite Indigenous and non-indigenous people from Australia and throughout to attend the conference to share and gather information here in Australia in beautiful Darwin, Northern Territory. We also extend an invitation to participants to join us at the conference dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is designed as an educational tool to develop networking opportunities and information sharing to the wider community on Indigenous Women’s issues. To ensure that delegates attend and participate, it is important to note that to show accountability of delegates meeting their obligation, each delegate will receive a Certificate of Attendance only when they attend 85% of all the conference sessions. In addition, delegates will receive a CD with all papers & presentations presented at the conference.
 
Who: Individuals, Groups, NGO’s, Government Agencies & Others
When: 28-30 September 2015
Where: Darwin, Northern Territory
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Conference Networking Dinner: To be advised
Limited availability. Please register online or contact us via email should you have any further queries.
 
CONFERENCE AIMS
 
·         To create a platform for open and frank discussion.
·         Highlights successful community programs for Indigenous Women
·         To bring together Indigenous men to show their empowerment, experiences, new innovations and
·         Excellent  outcomes of Indigenous programs
·         Bring together, researchers, service providers, government agencies, policy makers/ developers & organizations
·         Outlining the priority area and enablers for better Indigenous men’s performance
·         Demonstrate the value of investment in Indigenous Women
·         Networking and Lend support to individuals and groups working in the field of Indigenous Women’s health
·         Exchange information regarding the successes of community projects
·         Strategies for linking holistic policy with Indigenous Women
·         Explore methods for improving accountability at all levels to sustain progress for Indigenous Women
 
WHY ATTEND 
 
This conference presents a unique opportunity for women to participate in a unique event which is devoted to the sharing of information and the empowering of women.  In our everyday working environment the day to day stresses of our positions tends to limit us in expanding our knowledge and networking. Whether you work at a community level or at governmental level the opportunity to network and gain contacts outside of your local region tends to be limited, this is why this conference will be so valuable to participants. Indigenous Women, Indigenous Support Workers, Indigenous Women’s Groups, Community Leaders/Elders, Indigenous and non-indigenous people, Social Workers, Doctor, NGO Group, Consultant, Nurses Health Workers, Community Workers, People who have a interested in combating closing the gap, Rural Health or remote Health Professionals, Indigenous Health Professionals, Government Representatives, Psychiatrists, CEO’s, Police Officers, Community Workers, Human Rights Enthusiasts, Domestic Violence Workers and all interested parties
 
WHO ARE WE  
 
Indigenous conference Services (Australia)  is a privately owned Indigenous business, which specializes in events and conferences. Even though we are a self funded enterprise, we come from a grass roots background with a burning passion for social justice issues, as such we seek to compliment the workings of community initiatives and organizations across a broad spectrum of indigenous affairs.
 
The events that we design, seek not to have a political agenda moreover to compliment local state and national organizations. Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) seeks to employ local community members wherever possible and gives a strong undertaking to adhere to local customs and protocols.
 
CONFERENCE DINNER 
As they say, all work and no play, makes for a dull conference. So to overcome this, the conference secretary has organized a conference dinner to be held on the second night of the event. This dinner with give delegates the opportunity to further network whilst letting your hair down in an informal setting.
The conference dinner will be at a cost of $130 per person for a three course meal. The conference dinner is additional to the conference fees and bookings must be made prior to the event. For those who wish to see more of the area the conference secretary has also negotiated a special rate for those delegates who may be interested. Delegates can avail themselves of these offers.
 
CONFERENCE AGENDA 
 
DAY ONE  
 
8:30 AM         REGISTRATION (Front Foyer)      
                                                      
9:30 AM          Welcome to Country & Traditional Performances
                                                                 
9:45 AM           Opening Ceremony &  Welcome Address
                                                                    
10:30 AM         MORNING BREAK (Front Foyer)
                                      
11:00 AM          Keynote Session #1  Overcoming Adversity
                                                                          
11:45 AM           Keynote Session #2   Inspiring local achievements
                                                                         
12:30 AM         LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM           Keynote Session #3   Standing Strong, Working Together
                                                                                                                        
2:15 PM            Keynote Session #4  Our Legal Rights as Women
                                                                                                                 
3:00 PM           AFTERNOON TEA
 
3:30 PM           Keynote Session #5   International Guest Speaker
                                                                     
4:30 PM            End of Day One            
                                                                        
DAY  TWO  
 
8:30 AM         REGISTRATION (Front Foyer) 
 
9:00 AM        Keynote Session #6    Inspiring personal achievements
                                                                         
9:45 AM         Keynote Session #7    Women in Custody
                                                             
10:30 AM       MORNING TEA
 
11:00 AM       Keynote Session #8    Women Leaders in our Communities
 
11:45 AM        Keynote Session #9    The Power of Education
                                                                        
12:30 AM        LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM          Keynote Session #10   Family & Career - Finding The Balance
                                                                          
2:15 PM          Keynote Session #11     Babies having Babies (Teenage Pregnancies)
 
3:00 PM         AFTERNOON TEA
 
3:30 PM         Keynote Session #12     International Guest Speaker
 
4:30 PM         End of Day Two
                                                                       
7:00 PM         Conference Networking Dinner
 
 
DAY THREE      
 
9:00 AM         Keynote Session #13     Saying No to Family Violence 
                                                                       
9:45 AM          Keynote Session#14      Maternal Health & Wellbeing 
                                                                       
10:30 AM        MORNING TEA
                                 
11:00 AM         Keynote Session #15     Chronic Diseases affecting Women
                                      
11:45 AM        Keynote Session #16  Women & Our Art
                                                                        
12:30 AM        LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM          Keynote Session #17  Mentoring by our Elders
                                                                          
2:15 PM          Keynote Session #18  Women's Business 
 
3:00 PM         CULMINATION AFTERNOON TEA & Distribution of Certificates
 
 SHARE AND CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS MEN’S STORIES : 
 
Come and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, strengths, successes and empowerment. To share each other’s stories and ideas about what has work for you or your community and how we address life’s challenges.
 
CALLING FOR PAPERS 
 
Guidelines for Submitting Paper:
·         Papers should not contain offensive language and take in to account cultural sensitivities.
·         Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to a further discussion of the conference aims.
·         Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less 60 days prior to the event.
·         First round of call for Papers will be closed by 28th of February 2015 with a second, if required.
·         Papers that are not chosen in the first round may be resubmitted if there is a second round.
·         Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
·         Author/s of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified acceptance.
·         Call for papers registration fee of $650 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
·         Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
·         A maximum of two presenters for each paper are eligible for the discounted call for papers registration fee.
·         All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light                                                            
·         To submit a paper, please click the submit a paper button above.
 
 REGISTRATION FEES 
 
(register early to get a discount!) Please note that registrations are set out in an affordable way for organizations which changes on a monthly basis. Hence, the earlier you register, the more savings for your organization. Registration fees include all day access to the event, available conference papers, daily lunch and refreshments, for registered delegates only. Fees do not include travel costs or accommodation. Registration fees must be received within 7 days from being issued an invoice. Otherwise, bookings will not be considered.
 
CONFERENCE  VENUE :
Darwin, Northern Territory
 
Situated on the edge of a harbour bigger than Sydney's, Darwin is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city – a melting pot of people and cultures that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle.
 
While a sophisticated, modern city in its own right, it is also one steeped in history, one that has endured many hardships on its way to establishing itself as the gateway to Asia. It is the home of NT commerce and business and with its world-class natural and cultural attractions it is also a thriving hub of activity in terms of tourism, nightlife and retail.
 
The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its tropical weather, rich indigenous culture, national parks and laid-back lifestyle. It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by brilliant sunsets, fantastic fishing and a colourful calendar of outdoor events.
 
Darwin is the Northern Territory’s multi-cultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and massive natural harbour. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks as well as the Tiwi Islands.
Travel & Accommodation :
 
One of the prohibited factors in attending a conference is the airfare component. Our company strives in making our event a lesser burden on the individual or organisation by negotiating competitive and affordable travel packages.Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) also recognises that some NGO’s or other agencies will need to seek additional funding to attend, therefore Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) quotation can be made out to either pay ASAP or to take into account the time that is required to obtain funding.
 
Through Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay):
 
Airfares only
Airfares & Accommodation
For the best possible airfares and seat availability, please confirm your attendance ASAP.
 
Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) only
 
contact:  Phone 07 41281900
                 Toll free 1800 688993.
 
Further advantage to using Hello World Travel for your airfares is that if something goes wrong you have greater access to your travel agent if required.
 
Accommodation Bookings Only :
 
Book your Accommodation directly with the Hotel details (posted soon). The event Booking codes is: Women’s Conference – (details will be posted soon)
We are currently finalising negotiations with service providers to get the most competitive rates for delegates.
 
Please phone us on 0455776668 or send us your expression of interest by e-Mail adminics@iinet.net.au
 
Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) also recognises that some NGO’s or other agencies will need to seek additional funding to attend, therefore Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) quotation can be made out to either pay ASAP or to take into account the time that is required to obtain funding.
 
Our company strives in making our event a lesser burden on the individual or organisation by negotiating competitive and affordable travel packages.
and internationally. The aim is to provide a platform for Indigenous Women to celebrate their achievements in life within their home, family, community and workplace.
 
The event will focus on empowerment, strong leadership and self-determination. Throughout the two and a half day event, we will be facilitating small group discussions with informative Guest Speakers. The event emphasizes the positives of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resilience and determination to strive for a better tomorrow without the constraints of the negative stereotyping which is more prevalent due to social media and bad media coverage.
 
Today’s society is plagued with stories of all the wrong in our communities when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. For years as Indigenous women, we have strived to better our communities and families which have given rise to countless numbers of great initiatives and as such one of the ways to highlight these great achievements is to share this knowledge which has always been our cultural way. As such, we feel that it is time to start promoting these ideas so that others may be able to share and spread the knowledge.
 
 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 
 
Before European settlement and the introduction of foreign diseases,alcohol and other determinants, Aboriginal & Torres Strait
Islander culture was vibrant and strong with spiritual and family lores thatwere guiding principles to a way of life that for
centuries has now succumb to bright lights and the trappings of modern day society.
 
Throughout the decades we have seen the erosion and destruction of our language, custom and spiritual well being. The dynamics of contemporary Australia showing seventy percent (70%) of Indigenous people live in urban setting.
 
Question: We ask you to consider - What if Captain Cook didn’t land on the shore of the East Coast of Australia, but in a far more remote area?
Would Australia’s east coast be what it is today?
 
The backbone of our existence is family, custom & spirituality. During group discussions, we would like to explore past and present experiences and therefore leading into future strategies & goals to empower women to be strong leaders in their communities. We believe that through sharing of experiences and knowledge, we become stronger as a collective.
 
This opportunity to discuss women’s issues in an open, transparent and culturally sensitive forum could become a vital networking source to develop collaborative approaches for the betterment of Women’s overall business.
 
YOUR INVITATION 
 
We wish to invite Indigenous and non-indigenous people from Australia and throughout to attend the conference to share and gather information here in Australia in beautiful Darwin, Northern Territory. We also extend an invitation to participants to join us at the conference dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is designed as an educational tool to develop networking opportunities and information sharing to the wider community on Indigenous Women’s issues. To ensure that delegates attend and participate, it is important to note that to show accountability of delegates meeting their obligation, each delegate will receive a Certificate of Attendance only when they attend 85% of all the conference sessions. In addition, delegates will receive a CD with all papers & presentations presented at the conference.
 
Who: Individuals, Groups, NGO’s, Government Agencies & Others
When: 28-30 September 2015
Where: Darwin, Northern Territory
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Conference Networking Dinner: To be advised
Limited availability. Please register online or contact us via email should you have any further queries.
 
CONFERENCE AIMS
 
·         To create a platform for open and frank discussion.
·         Highlights successful community programs for Indigenous Women
·         To bring together Indigenous men to show their empowerment, experiences, new innovations and
·         Excellent  outcomes of Indigenous programs
·         Bring together, researchers, service providers, government agencies, policy makers/ developers & organizations
·         Outlining the priority area and enablers for better Indigenous men’s performance
·         Demonstrate the value of investment in Indigenous Women
·         Networking and Lend support to individuals and groups working in the field of Indigenous Women’s health
·         Exchange information regarding the successes of community projects
·         Strategies for linking holistic policy with Indigenous Women
·         Explore methods for improving accountability at all levels to sustain progress for Indigenous Women
 
WHY ATTEND 
 
This conference presents a unique opportunity for women to participate in a unique event which is devoted to the sharing of information and the empowering of women.  In our everyday working environment the day to day stresses of our positions tends to limit us in expanding our knowledge and networking. Whether you work at a community level or at governmental level the opportunity to network and gain contacts outside of your local region tends to be limited, this is why this conference will be so valuable to participants. Indigenous Women, Indigenous Support Workers, Indigenous Women’s Groups, Community Leaders/Elders, Indigenous and non-indigenous people, Social Workers, Doctor, NGO Group, Consultant, Nurses Health Workers, Community Workers, People who have a interested in combating closing the gap, Rural Health or remote Health Professionals, Indigenous Health Professionals, Government Representatives, Psychiatrists, CEO’s, Police Officers, Community Workers, Human Rights Enthusiasts, Domestic Violence Workers and all interested parties
 
WHO ARE WE  
 
Indigenous conference Services (Australia)  is a privately owned Indigenous business, which specializes in events and conferences. Even though we are a self funded enterprise, we come from a grass roots background with a burning passion for social justice issues, as such we seek to compliment the workings of community initiatives and organizations across a broad spectrum of indigenous affairs.
 
The events that we design, seek not to have a political agenda moreover to compliment local state and national organizations. Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) seeks to employ local community members wherever possible and gives a strong undertaking to adhere to local customs and protocols.
 
CONFERENCE DINNER 
As they say, all work and no play, makes for a dull conference. So to overcome this, the conference secretary has organized a conference dinner to be held on the second night of the event. This dinner with give delegates the opportunity to further network whilst letting your hair down in an informal setting.
The conference dinner will be at a cost of $130 per person for a three course meal. The conference dinner is additional to the conference fees and bookings must be made prior to the event. For those who wish to see more of the area the conference secretary has also negotiated a special rate for those delegates who may be interested. Delegates can avail themselves of these offers.
 
CONFERENCE AGENDA 
 
DAY ONE  
 
8:30 AM         REGISTRATION (Front Foyer)      
                                                      
9:30 AM          Welcome to Country & Traditional Performances
                                                                 
9:45 AM           Opening Ceremony &  Welcome Address
                                                                    
10:30 AM         MORNING BREAK (Front Foyer)
                                      
11:00 AM          Keynote Session #1  Overcoming Adversity
                                                                          
11:45 AM           Keynote Session #2   Inspiring local achievements
                                                                         
12:30 AM         LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM           Keynote Session #3   Standing Strong, Working Together
                                                                                                                        
2:15 PM            Keynote Session #4  Our Legal Rights as Women
                                                                                                                 
3:00 PM           AFTERNOON TEA
 
3:30 PM           Keynote Session #5   International Guest Speaker
                                                                     
4:30 PM            End of Day One            
                                                                        
DAY  TWO  
 
8:30 AM         REGISTRATION (Front Foyer) 
 
9:00 AM        Keynote Session #6    Inspiring personal achievements
                                                                         
9:45 AM         Keynote Session #7    Women in Custody
                                                             
10:30 AM       MORNING TEA
 
11:00 AM       Keynote Session #8    Women Leaders in our Communities
 
11:45 AM        Keynote Session #9    The Power of Education
                                                                        
12:30 AM        LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM          Keynote Session #10   Family & Career - Finding The Balance
                                                                          
2:15 PM          Keynote Session #11     Babies having Babies (Teenage Pregnancies)
 
3:00 PM         AFTERNOON TEA
 
3:30 PM         Keynote Session #12     International Guest Speaker
 
4:30 PM         End of Day Two
                                                                       
7:00 PM         Conference Networking Dinner
 
 
DAY THREE      
 
9:00 AM         Keynote Session #13     Saying No to Family Violence 
                                                                       
9:45 AM          Keynote Session#14      Maternal Health & Wellbeing 
                                                                       
10:30 AM        MORNING TEA
                                 
11:00 AM         Keynote Session #15     Chronic Diseases affecting Women
                                      
11:45 AM        Keynote Session #16  Women & Our Art
                                                                        
12:30 AM        LUNCH BREAK
 
1:30 PM          Keynote Session #17  Mentoring by our Elders
                                                                          
2:15 PM          Keynote Session #18  Women's Business 
 
3:00 PM         CULMINATION AFTERNOON TEA & Distribution of Certificates
 
 SHARE AND CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS MEN’S STORIES : 
 
Come and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, strengths, successes and empowerment. To share each other’s stories and ideas about what has work for you or your community and how we address life’s challenges.
 
CALLING FOR PAPERS 
 
Guidelines for Submitting Paper:
 
·         Papers should not contain offensive language and take in to account cultural sensitivities.
·         Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to a further discussion of the conference aims.
·         Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less 60 days prior to the event.
·         First round of call for Papers will be closed by 28th of February 2015 with a second, if required.
·         Papers that are not chosen in the first round may be resubmitted if there is a second round.
·         Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
·         Author/s of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified acceptance.
·         Call for papers registration fee of $650 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
·         Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
·         A maximum of two presenters for each paper are eligible for the discounted call for papers registration fee.
·         All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light                                                            
·         To submit a paper, please click the submit a paper button above.
 
 REGISTRATION FEES 
 
(register early to get a discount!) Please note that registrations are set out in an affordable way for organizations which changes on a monthly basis. Hence, the earlier you register, the more savings for your organization. Registration fees include all day access to the event, available conference papers, daily lunch and refreshments, for registered delegates only. Fees do not include travel costs or accommodation. Registration fees must be received within 7 days from being issued an invoice. Otherwise, bookings will not be considered.
 
CONFERENCE  VENUE :
Darwin, Northern Territory
 
Situated on the edge of a harbour bigger than Sydney's, Darwin is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city – a melting pot of people and cultures that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle.
 
While a sophisticated, modern city in its own right, it is also one steeped in history, one that has endured many hardships on its way to establishing itself as the gateway to Asia. It is the home of NT commerce and business and with its world-class natural and cultural attractions it is also a thriving hub of activity in terms of tourism, nightlife and retail.
 
The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its tropical weather, rich indigenous culture, national parks and laid-back lifestyle. It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by brilliant sunsets, fantastic fishing and a colourful calendar of outdoor events.
 
Darwin is the Northern Territory’s multi-cultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and massive natural harbour. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks as well as the Tiwi Islands.
Travel & Accommodation :
 
One of the prohibited factors in attending a conference is the airfare component. Our company strives in making our event a lesser burden on the individual or organisation by negotiating competitive and affordable travel packages.Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) also recognises that some NGO’s or other agencies will need to seek additional funding to attend, therefore Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) quotation can be made out to either pay ASAP or to take into account the time that is required to obtain funding.
 
Through Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay):
 
Airfares only
Airfares & Accommodation
For the best possible airfares and seat availability, please confirm your attendance ASAP.
 
Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) only
 
contact:  Phone 07 41281900
                 Toll free 1800 688993.
 
Further advantage to using Hello World Travel for your airfares is that if something goes wrong you have greater access to your travel agent if required.
 
Accommodation Bookings Only :
 
Book your Accommodation directly with the Hotel details (posted soon). The event Booking codes is: Women’s Conference – (details will be posted soon)
We are currently finalising negotiations with service providers to get the most competitive rates for delegates.
 
Please phone us on 0455776668 or send us your expression of interest by e-Mail adminics@iinet.net.au
 
Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) also recognises that some NGO’s or other agencies will need to seek additional funding to attend, therefore Helloworld Travel (Hervey Bay) quotation can be made out to either pay ASAP or to take into account the time that is required to obtain funding.
 
Our company strives in making our event a lesser burden on the individual or organisation by negotiating competitive and affordable travel packages.

Call for Papers for AAA panel

 
Proposed Panel for AAA Conference: November 18-22, Denver, CO.
 
Debilities of Power
Session Organizers: Jesse Mumm and Judith Singleton
 
Debilities of Power is a session focused on the ways in which superordinate positions weaken, delimit, constrain, or otherwise negatively affect those who otherwise benefit from them in many other ways.  Using a comparative approach spanning several axes of privilege and marginalization, including race, gender, class, sexuality, language, ability, we will present data, questions and claims on how forms of power hurt those who exercise it over others.  For example, Jesse Mumm illustrates how Whiteness not only frames and serves agendas of gentrification in black and Latino neighborhoods in Chicago, but also delimits local mutual aid, forms of information and resource exchange, and community bonds for White newcomers living lives bounded by “intimate segregation.”  Without reverting to the 'search for natural laws' ideas of early anthropology, our efforts may point toward an interesting lacuna in normalized analytics of the critique of power and the humanization of those victimized, by turning the lens on how power weakens and delimits those it also rewards.  
 
The session is open in regards to region, methodologies and objects of study, and ideally will include a workshop element in the process, allowing audience members to interrogate the ideas as they are presented and engage in a more active dialogue throughout rather than a traditional panel.  In the spirit of the conference theme of “Familiar Strange,” we flip both conventional and academic scripts on what power truly means.
 
Please send a 250 word abstract and a title for your proposed contribution to: Judith Singleton at: judithsingleton2009@u.northwestern.edu by Tuesday,March 31, 2015. 


NEWS AND ANNOUNCMENTS

Request for Images for Descriptive Text Project


I am sending this message on behalf of two of my wonderful colleagues. I already sent this through the SDS Listserv (so please excuse the cross-posting), but I wanted to make sure this information is distributed to as many people as possible. If you have any questions/comments/are interested in their project please be sure to contact them directly (their contact information can be found below).

Hello; we, Madison Elkins and Amy Li, are starting a social media/digital scholarship project entitled "Ekphrasists," in which we will generate descriptive text (also known as "alternative text") for crowd-sourced submissions of images. As doctoral students in the English department at Emory University, this project will contribute to our Digital Scholarship and Media Studies seminar.

We are reaching out to both the general public and those involved with disability studies and SDS to send us images (any visual images, including but not limited to photographs, paintings, signs/icons, and illustrations), which we will describe.  We are taking submissions through email (ekphrasists@gmail.com<mailto:ekphrasists@gmail.com>), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ekphrasists<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_ekphrasists&d=AwMFAw&c=SgMrq23dbjbGX6e0ZsSHgEZX6A4IAf1SO3AJ2bNrHlk&r=l3oXQvA3AKNNQzmKCT80g6yfM53bhVysFREJsO0t9sE&m=7RPcum9uzpzMiynB4hf77FKKWvT179zqlg22wq5-kP0&s=ohpkc-YT0SMNI8Y9D-eDKJeb2BxV6Ycj-iz3nAyFYzU&e=>), and Tumblr ([http://ekphrasists.tumblr.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ekphrasists.tumblr.com_&d=AwMFAw&c=SgMrq23dbjbGX6e0ZsSHgEZX6A4IAf1SO3AJ2bNrHlk&r=l3oXQvA3AKNNQzmKCT80g6yfM53bhVysFREJsO0t9sE&m=7RPcum9uzpzMiynB4hf77FKKWvT179zqlg22wq5-kP0&s=WrhBEedm0grOejfiqzes-rFn5ZzzIRyM6QJ3-luX9xo&e=]http://ekphrasists.tumblr.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ekphrasists.tumblr.com_&d=AwMFAw&c=SgMrq23dbjbGX6e0ZsSHgEZX6A4IAf1SO3AJ2bNrHlk&r=l3oXQvA3AKNNQzmKCT80g6yfM53bhVysFREJsO0t9sE&m=7RPcum9uzpzMiynB4hf77FKKWvT179zqlg22wq5-kP0&s=WrhBEedm0grOejfiqzes-rFn5ZzzIRyM6QJ3-luX9xo&e=>).

All image descriptions will be made publicly available on our Tumblr, and they are free for reuse. If you'd like to use our descriptions for a classroom, presentation, blog, or other specific context, please include a brief note in your submission so that we can write the most relevant description to suit your needs.

We welcome all submissions between now and April 12, 2015. We would like to compile a sizable amount of images by that time, so multiple submissions are encouraged. Feel free to spread the word by sharing our website links or using our hashtag, #ekphrasethis.

We hope that by offering this service as part of our project, we will encourage the use of image descriptions and increase accessibility in a wide range of physical and digital environments. Please send any questions or inquiries to our email address.

Thank you,

Summer Online Grad Course: DIS 682: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip

 
​First, please forgive cross-postings. Many of you know I created an undergraduate course called "Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip" several years ago. I'm excited that this summer we are able to offer it as a graduate course via DIS 682, Special Topics in Disability."​ 
It is offered through the University of Hawaii Outreach College and in-state tuition applies to all students--nationally and internationally.
Details for this asynchronous (not live) online course are below and online at: 
Thanks!
Steve
 
DIS 682: Special Topics in Disability
 
DISABILITY HISTORY AND CULTURE: FROM HOMER TO HIP HOP
 Summer 2015 (July 6-Aug. 14, 2015)
Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
An online (asynchronous-access at your own time), graduate level, 3 credit course
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Steven Brown, Professor (Affiliate Faculty)
Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
ALL Qualified Students Eligible for In-State Tuition
      
Overview of the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.
COURSE GOALS
 
v  Learn how a broad range of societies have treated people with disabilities.
v  Read & discuss policies, perceptions; living conditions; and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively.
v  Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity; advocacy; and education.
v  Historical perspectives will provide insight into current perceptions of disability issues.
v  Skills to be developed include critical thinking, organizing, and conveying information.
 
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
 
Graduate students in history & all other disciplines, including art, ethnic studies, psychology, political science, interdisciplinary studies, education, public policy, communications, American studies, special education, health sciences, sociology, architecture, & social work. and whatever else fits.
 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION (NOTE: This is a Summer Extension Course so the course is not listed in the Summer School Schedule). To register, go to:
Please read through prior to asking for assistance.
 
Information you will need: The course number is DIS 682 441 and the CRN is 4140.
 
Tuition & Fees: $608 per credit (Total $1824) plus $15 administrative fee
 
Please note: To register, non-UH students first complete an Outreach College application form
(http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/myuh/apply.asp) (Application processing takes at least 5 working days.) Once the application has been processed, students will be notified and can log into MyUH to register.
 
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Steven E. Brown, Ph.D. 
Affiliate Faculty
Center on Disability Studies 
University of Hawai‘i
Honolulu, HI 96822-2313
Skype:  stevenebrown
Twitter:  @disculture
Co-Founder: Institute on Disability Culture
Website: www.instituteondisabilityculture.org 

Disability Scoop 3.24.15


Latest Issue of RDS Now Posted!

 
Have you seen the new and improved RDS website?

Here at RDS we have been working hard to create a user-friendly, easily searchable, entirely accessible website for our readers. And we must say, the results are impressive! We encourage you to visit the site and take a look for yourself. As always, we welcome any and all feedback. We'd love to hear from you.


Our new site will include research articles, creative works, forums, as well as the following new sections: best practices in disability studies, multimedia, and notes from the field. We will also be featuring art work on our main page from artists creating work in the area of disability studies. There has never been a better time to subscribe. Don't miss all the exciting changes at RDS. This is a makeover worth checking out!


Register 
here to become an RDS subscriber! You'll be happy you did. Only subscribers are able to access the current issue, Volume 11, Issue 1. Online now!

This issue comes with a great new blog post entitled, 
"Meet the RDS Editorial Board" where you will meet some of the people behind the scenes at RDS. This group helps makes the journal happen and each of them are doing incredible things in their own lives and work. We are thrilled to have them on board.

If you have a research article, a creative or multimedia piece, or if you have art work to submit for consideration for our main page, please do so! We are anxious to receive new submissions in all of the journal sections. And spread the word!


For more information, check out our 
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From all of us at RDS, Aloha and Happy Spring!

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center is hiring!

 
The LGBT Resource Center will be hiring two new Student Office Assistants and a new Graphic Designer for the 2015-2016 school year. Apply online to be the LGBT Resource Center’s Graphic Designer or Student Office Assistant today! All applicants will be required to submit a letter of intent and a resume; Graphic Designer applicants will also need to submit a design sample. Only Syracuse University undergraduates with Federal Work Study will be considered for these positions. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Fite, Administrative Specialist @ the LGBT RC. All applications are due by Thursday, April 2nd.

Same-Sex Domestic Violence Webinar.

Tuesday, March 31st. 9 Main Street, Cortland, New York. Please email Ethan Lewis or call 607-756-8970 to reserve your spot by March 27th. Lunch provided.  

End Child Sexual Abuse Workshop.

Fee of $15. Register for one of the following dates. Tuesday, April 7th, 11:30 – 2:00 PM at Vera House. Thursday, April 9th, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at Vera House. Thursday, April 16th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Child Care Solutions. Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Downtown YMCA. Tuesday, April 21st, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Wednesday, April 29th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Email Vera House to register for sessions at that location. Email Child Care Solutions to register for sessions at that location. Email the Downtown YMCA to register for sessions at that location. Call 315-701-2985 to register for sessions at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.     

Craft Festival.

Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. First English Lutheran Church, 501 James Street. Come early (8:30 – 12:00) to participate in the Central New York Pride Pancake Breakfast for only $5.

Ability + Disability | Conscious Style Guide 


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The Arc & Sprout Film Festival - Monticello, NY

 
The Arc & Sprout Film Festival, showcasing 8 short artistic, memorable and enlightening films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place in Monticello this Wednesday March 25th at 6:00pm!
 
The festival is presented by SullivanArc and will take place at 203 Cimarron Road (exit 106 off Rt. 17).
 
For additional information please visit:
 
I hope you are able to attend this unique event and please help spread the word.
 
For a complete listing of the films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities available for institutional use please visit Sproutflix(www.sproutflix.org).
 
Anthony Di Salvo
Executive Director
270 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-222-9575
 
Sprout Film Festival Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/sproutfilmfestival


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