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March, 27 2017

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SU HAPPENINGS

Argentina’s Gender Identity Law: National Political Context and International Breakthrough

Jasbir Puar Lecture

SU NEWS

Food Drive

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

US Human Rights Network

2014 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy

LGBT Studies Program Seeks TA

Disability Related Articles


SU Happenings

Argentina’s Gender Identity Law: National Political Context and International Breakthrough

Iñaki Regueiro De GiacomiMonday, February 24, 5:30 PM304 Tolley

This talk examines the historical and political background to the passage of Argentina’s groundbreaking Gender Identity Law in 2012, with particular focus on the innovative aspects of the law (for example, depathologization, dejudicialization and access for children), its political origins (the Yogyakarta Principles, trans advocacy) and its local and international implications.
Iñaki Regueiro De Giacomi is a legal activist from Argentina. He is a member of Abogad*s por los Derechos Sexuales (Lawyers for Sexual Rights) and REDI (Network for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities).
If you require accommodations, please call Roger Hallas 315-443-4947 or email Roger Hallas by February 17.

Jasbir Puar Lecture

PLEASE SAVE THE  DATE:
 
Thursday April 24, 3:30pm in Shemin Auditorium (Shaffer Art Bldg)
 
Lecture by Jasbir Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University
 
"Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine"
 
Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, globalization; postcolonial and diaspora studies; South Asian cultural studies; and theories of assemblage and affect. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Puar’s edited volumes include “Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization” (GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies); and co-edited volumes on “Sexuality and Space” (Society and Space); “Interspecies” (Social Text); “Viral” (Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her articles appear in Gender, Place, and Culture, Radical History Review, Socialist Review, Feminist Legal Studies, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Feminist Studies, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 
 
Please encourage your students to attend!
 
The event is co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program, the Geography Department, the English Department, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, the Humanities Center, the Transnationalizing LGBT Studies Project, the Disability Studies Program, the Cultural Foundations of Education Program, the Democratizing Knowledge Project, and the LGBT Resource Center.
 
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the co-organizers of the event: Dana Olwan, dmolwan@syr.edu (Women's and Gender Studies Department) and Carol Fadda-Conrey,cfaddaco@syr.edu (English Department). 

 


SU News

Food Drive

The annual Can It! Food Drive to support the Food Bank of Central New York will take place on February 15th at the men's basketball game. Students, faculty and staff are able to purchase cans at the Syracuse University bookstore and drop them in the Schine Student Center on February 10th and 14th from 10 AM - 4 PM. For more information, check out the Can It! Food Drive Facebook page.

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News and Announcements

US Human Rights Network

Dear all,
 
The US Human Rights Network is organizing a Day of Action on human rights, particularly on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), on Feb 26, the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin.  
 
CHRUSP and colleagues have submitted a report to the UN under the ICCPR asking the Human Rights Committee to declare that forced psychiatry violates the right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - and to recommend that the U.S. government take action to stop this practice.  We also make connections to psychiatric profiling as a heightened form of discrimination.
 
I am sending here a call to action put out another member of the USHRN ICCPR group, focusing specifically on outrage about the Travyon Martin murder.  People may want to connect to this, as the profiling/scapegoating which makes it open season on those who are labeled was also evident in the murder of Kelly Thomas by police and the acquittal of his murderers recently, and people of color who are also labeled as "mentally ill" are the most vulnerable of all to such violence.
 
Take care,
Tina
 
Tina Minkowitz, Esq.
 
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
 
 
 
 
International Representative
 
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
 
 
 
You can access my papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=1348856

2014 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy

 
The ACI summer leadership training prepares Autistic students to create systems change on their college campuses. Participants acquire valuable skills in community organizing, policy formation, and activism. Applicants must be Autistic college students with at least one year remaining before graduation.  
 
Accepted applicants will participate in advocacy training here in DC from June 8 to June 14, 2014. ASAN covers travel and lodging expenses. ASAN enthusiastically encourages ACI applications from members of traditionally underserved communities, including nonspeaking autistics, autistics with intellectual disabilities, and autistics of color.
 
Interested students can send me completed applications to NRiveraMorales@autisticadvocacy.org with the subject line "2014 ACI Application." The deadline for application submissions is February 22, 2014.
 
View and download application here. 
 
To learn more about ASAN's work on self-advocacy and systems change in higher education for students with disabilities, feel free to review ASAN's publications Navigating College and Empowering Leadership.
 
Natalia M. Rivera-Morales
Leadership Programs Coordinator
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
(202) 558-4858 

LGBT Studies Program Seeks TA

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies Program is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant for the next academic year.

Applicants must be advanced doctoral students who have completed all coursework and thus do not need tuition scholarship. The position comes with a stipend for the academic year. The Teaching Assistant will work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies faculty on the two core courses in the minor, QSX111 Queer Histories, Communities, Politics (Fall 2014) and QSX112 Sexualities, Genders, Bodies (Spring 2015). Applicants must be matriculated in a doctorate program at Syracuse University and have strong qualifications in the humanities and/or social sciences. In addition to a resume and one letter of reference, applicants should provide a cover letter briefly describing prior teaching experience, pedagogy and philosophy of teaching, and background in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies.

 Direct all inquiries and applications to Roger Hallas, Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program, via email: Roger Hallas's Email
 The deadline for applications is February 15. Decisions will be made in March 2013.
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Disability Related Articles

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:
1.   “Woman Charged with Terroristic Threatening of a Disabled Man” --- A caretaker was accused of terroristic threatening and abuse after taking care of a man who was mentally and physically handicapped. --- KAIT --- January 31, 2014  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/A8Z7I2
2.   “Aide at Special Needs School Gets Jail Time for Having Sex, Baby ...” --- A former teacher's aide at a special needs school in San Dimas was sentenced to jail time Monday after pleading guilty to having sex and a baby with ... --- NBC Southern California --- January 28, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/0aQ1fq
3.   “Teacher Accused of Abusing Special Needs Students” --- A judge heard disturbing testimony Monday in the case of a former Fulton County special education teacher accused of abusing several students. --- WSB Atlanta --- February 3, 2014  (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/TuMAXh
4.   “Md. Deaf School Aide Sentenced for Abuse” --- A former school aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for molesting two ... --- Washington Post --- January 31, 2014   (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/aEnati
5.   “Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Intellectually Disabled Quadriplegic” --- A Clay County judge on Monday sentenced a Barnesville man to four years and six months in prison for sexually assaulting a ... --- Brainerd Daily Dispatch --- January 28, 2014  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/bGGmJe
6.   “Teens Arrested after Allegedly Posting Photo of Special-need Student Using Bathroom” --- One South Aiken High School student and one former student were detained after allegedly taking a picture of a special needs student while he used ... --- Aiken Standard --- February 5, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/3xxb5k
7.   “Therapist Accused of Sexually Abusing 2 Girls” --- A licensed family therapist who works with children on the autism spectrum was charged Monday with six counts of sexual abuse of a child. --- ksl.com --- January 27, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/JXNVbi
8.   “Man Accused of Impregnating 13-year-old Girl with Autism” --- A man accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism has been arrested. Justin Matthew Vance, 28, was arrested Monday night and ... --- WSAZ-TV --- February 4, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/rXq0Jm
9.   “Suzanne Basso to Be Executed for Torture and Beating Death of Mentally Disabled Man with Intellect ...” --- Capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso is expected to be executed in Texas Wednesday for the brutal 1998 slaying of a mentally disabled man, ... --- Daily Mail --- February 4, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/3IVST8
10.   “Avonte Oquendo's Tragic Death Highlights the Need for Autism Education” --- As the tragic end to the story of missing 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo unfolded in New York, the very serious issue of children with autism who have a ... --- Fox News --- January 29, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/LUO9nr
11.   “Outrage as French Teens Film Assault on Disabled Man” --- Three French teenagers have been detained after they filmed themselves assaulting a young mentally disabled man and posted the footage on ... --- Channel News Asia --- February 4, 2014  (FRANCE)   http://is.gd/LZia4X
 
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