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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

Students of  of Color Leadership Retreat

The Buddhist Chaplaincy's meditation schedule: Fall 2015

SU School of Education: The Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series Fall 2015

Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.)

2015 Center on Human Policy and Disability Studies Program Welcome Back Barbeque

13th Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival - September 24-26, 2015

SU NEWS

4th Annual "CRIPPING" THE COMIC CON

Disability Awareness Month 2015

Fall 2015 Course: DSP 400, Communities and Integration - Michael Gill

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Creating Change Conference Scholarship Application

Authentication System User Testing for adults with visual impairment

The Review of Disability Studies: Call for Papers for a Special Forum on Disability and Aging 

Women Enabled Mapping Project

Stanford University VOICES Project: Work & School Stories

Call for Design Project Participants

Brave New Fellows Program - opportunity for people from racially diverse and marginalized communities

Research Opportunity: Disability And Disasters

3rd Annual Effective Access Technology Conference

Call for Applicants: Disability Research Interest Group Travel Award for AAA 2015

OSF Fellowship program in Inclusive Education and Disability Rights

ASAN starting autistic scholars fellowship

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disney movie 'Inside Out' helps families with Autism

Airlines encouraged to better serve flyers with disabilities

Disability Advocacy Employment: Opening in Rochester

ADA @ 25 feature video

Guides of possible interest from Affordable Colleges Online

Facebook groups of interest

We have Autism All Wrong...

30+ Alternatives to Help You Stop Using Ableist and Homophobic Phrases

The neuroscience of meditation

Federal court upholds expert panel on accommodations for students taking the LSAT

How makerspaces can be more accessible to people with disabilities

Request for Assistance

Contemplative Practices for Anti-opression Pedagogy

New Rule Ends 'Modified' Tests for Students With Disabilities

 


SU HAPPENINGS

Students of Color Leadership Retreat

October 16 – 18, 2015. Oswegatchie Education Center, Crochgan, New York.

Online applications available until September 27th. Free, all-inclusive weekend event. Kayaking, bonfire, high ropes, move night, mentorships, team building. All are welcome, however events are geared towards transfer and first year students.


 

The Buddhist Chaplaincy's meditation schedule, Fall 2015:

Monday, 12-1 pm (led by Catherine Landis)

Tuesday, 12-1 pm (led by Bonnie Shoultz)

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm (led by Karen Nezelek)

Thursday, 5-6 pm (led by Moke Hein)

Friday, 12-1 pm (Lily Fein), 5-6 pm (Jesse Nichols)

No experience necessary. All faith traditions welcome!


 

SU School of Education: The Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series - Announcing Fall 2015 Dates

In this year’s theme, "Seeing Humanity: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion," speakers will explore with us the critical questions, whose lives matter? Whose lives are included and excluded from our curricula? The texts we read? The ways we teach? It is our hope to engage in dialogue about what it means to enact a humanist approach to teaching and learning as a way to challenge the culture of fear that maintains segregation, surveillance, and violence.

Wednesday, September 30, 7pm

Film Screening of "I Learn America"

Followed by panel discussion with filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard.

Gifford Auditorium, HBC Hall

Thursday, November 12, 7pm

Kwame   Alexander

Poet, Educator, NYT best-selling author, and Newbery Medal winner

Grant Auditorium, White Hall


 


 

Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.)

Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.) is a 6-week sustained dialogue space for community members of Syracuse University to engage in meaningful, challenging, and urgent conversations about race and ethnicity.  C.A.R.E. challenges participants to explore their racial and ethnic identity, understand the experiences of others, critically identify social systems of oppression, and to work towards living a more socially just life. 

Registration for C.A.R.E. Fall 2015 Circles for students, staff, and faculty will open on August 31st. To register for C.A.R.E., please go to http://multicultural.syr.edu/programs/care

All questions and comments should be shared with Jordan West (jswest@syr.edu).


 

2015 Center on Human Policy and Disability Studies Program Welcome Back Barbeque

You’re invited to...

The 2015 Center on Human Policy and Disability Studies Program Welcome Back Barbeque

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00—1:30 pm

WHERE: Center on Human Policy, Hoople Building, 805 S Crouse Avenue

All family members and significant others are welcome!

No RSVP necessary


 

13th Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival - September 24-26, 2015

The DCC is proud to be an official Festival Supporter of the SU Human Rights Film Festival. This year’s screenings include “BlindSight” by Bob Sacha, a short film that explores the visual imagination of blind photographers and “Margarita, with a Straw” by Shonali Bose, an award winning film about an adventurous Delhi student with cerebral palsy who travels to NYU on a scholarship.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available at all screenings and all movies are close captioned in English or has English subtitles. If you require other accommodations, please contact Diane Drake (dcdrake@syr.edu, 443-5708) by September 10.

For the full program and detailed information go to http://suhrff.syr.edu  

  


SU NEWS

4th Annual "CRIPPING" THE COMIC CON

SAVE THE DATE: 4th Annual “CRIPPING” THE COMIC CON: 4/1/16

http://crippingthecon.com/

 
 

 

SAVE THE DATES for Disability Awareness Month 2015

10/2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 105/106/108 Hoople: 4th Annual DCC Open House (ASL interpretation provided; inclusive snacks on-site!)

10/2: The critically acclaimed Pixar film, INSIDE OUT, will be screened (with open captions) on the QUAD, courtesy of the ORANGE AFTER DARK team, in collaboration with the DCC – late night details forthcoming!  (ASL interpretation provided; inclusive snacks on-site!)

10/16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hoople 106: A Place at the Table: Celebrating the ADA at 25, and Continuing the Conversation re: Food Justice and Disability Rights (details forthcoming! ASL interpretation provided; inclusive lunch on-site!)

10/21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel: Interfaith Dialogue (with time for mindful meditation) on Disability Culture, Faith, and Secularism (ASL interpretation and inclusive dinner provided!)

Fall 2015 Course: DSP 400, Communities and Integration - Michael Gill

Mon/Wed 12:45 – 2:05pm, 070BHH

This interdisciplinary course explores various theories and models of community involving disabilities, such as community living, intentional communities, and group homes. It will explore communities that are formed around disability and how various disabled people live in communities. In addition, this course will also consider communities that are formed within the institutions. The course will question how (and if) various communities promote integration. Some of the key texts we will read as a class include: Karen Nakamura's A Disability of the Soul: an Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan (2013), Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner's Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson (2007), Benjamin Reiss's Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture (2008), Jack Levinson's Making Life Work: Freedom and Disability in a Group Home (2010), Susan Nussbaum's Good Kings, Bad Kings (2013), Michele Friedner's Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India (2015) and Irving Zola's Missing Pieces: a Chronicle of Living With a Disability (2003, second edition). The course will read texts that utilize historical, anthropological, sociological, and literary methods.


 

 

 


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Creating Change Conference Scholarship Application

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center seeks the participation of full-time undergraduate students at the 2016 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. Students who attend Creating Change will have the opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills as well as to build community within and beyond Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. The 2016 National Conference will take place January 20-24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Please apply online by October 1st.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center will be holding 2 information sessions about this process. These info sessions will take place on Friday, September 18th from 2-3 PM and Monday, September 21st from 5-6 PM at the LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom). These sessions are open to all. 

https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fGw3e4WQpJ747b


 


 

Authentication System User Testing for adults with visual impairment

Do you find computers and the Internet difficult to use because of your visual impairment? Our research aims to make computers and the Internet more accessible and easier to use for people like you.

A group of researchers at Syracuse University are recruiting adults with vision impairment to try out a new system designed to help them use their computers more efficiently. The researchers will visit their home or other environment (e.g., public library) or participants may choose to come to the lab located in Hinds Hall on the campus of Syracuse University. The testing session will take about 1 hour in which the researchers will observe how participants use this new system as well as a baseline method based on screen reader to log into different fictitious websites. The researchers will ask the participants to create fictitious user names and passwords to log into the fictitious websites.

Participants who complete the study will receive up to $20. Compensation will be pro-rated in way that recognizes time and effort put in prior to withdrawal: pre-test survey and interview ($5), testing the prototype ($10), and post-test survey and interview ($5). If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our recruitment survey at http://goo.gl/Q2YEL9. If you are selected, you will be contacted via email with detailed information on the user testing sessions.

We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Dr. Yang Wang for more information about the user testing sessions at ywang@syr.edu or (315.443.3744).

  

 

The Review of Disability Studies: Call for Papers for a Special Forum on Disability and Aging 

We are pleased to announce the release of an exciting Call for Papers for a special forum on Disability and Aging for the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal.
This is a timely topic because population aging is taking place in nearly all countries across the globe and, by mid-century, older persons are projected to exceed the number of children for the first time ever (UN, 2013). Within reports published by global governing bodies, disability is routinely assumed and directly referenced as a consequence of population aging. Although powerful in their potential to direct support to targeted issues, such reports may also contribute to a “crisis rhetoric” (Kennedy, 2002, p. 226) that rests on an “inappropriate conflation” (Chivers, 2011, p. 22) between disability and aging, which begins with the assumption that all older people are disabled by virtue of their being old. Such conflation has implications for public policy and entitlement to services and supports. Furthermore, research, policy and practice have tended to treat disability as a product of unsuccessful aging, and aging as an obstacle to living well with a disability. There is a paucity of research that explores the nuances and complexities of the relationship between disability and aging (Freedman, 2014).

Papers considered may take the form of academic and creative works, as well as reflections on international disability-specific policies, practices, pedagogies and developments. Please click here: http://www.rds.hawaii.edu/special-forum-on-disability-and-aging-call-for-papers/ to download the remainder of the announcement including a list of suggested topics for exploration and detailed submission requirements through the RDS online submission system at www.rds.hawaii.edu

Please note that the deadline for submission of papers is October 31st, 2015. If you have further questions please contact the Special Guest Editors Dr. Katie Aubrecht and Dr. Tamara Krawchenko katieaubrecht@msvu.ca and tkrawche@gmail.com.


Women Enabled Mapping Project

Women Enabled International (WEI), with the support of a generous anonymous donor, launches this survey to develop a comprehensive mapping report of the field of advocates for the rights of women and girls with disabilities globally. This mapping report will foster a greater understanding of human rights advocates, both from within and outside the disability rights and women’s rights movements, on the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=TD%2fdwwQVZZQcrWouQwliiw%3d%3d

WEI’s Survey and Mapping project will provide a sense of the scope and depth of the growing global field of disabled women’s rights organizations and advocates, and also serve as an empowering organizing tool to share strategies. This first-ever report and global map will show where the advocates are located, where the gaps are, and where there are opportunities for collaboration to achieve greater collective impact to push for more systemic and inclusive human rights policies. Join us in this effort and complete this survey and read more about WEI’s Mapping and Convening project at http://womenenabled.org/mapping.html

  

 

Stanford University VOICES Project: Work & School Stories

 Do you have personal experience of psychosis? Willing to share your experiences of psychosis & work & school (anonymously if desired) with young people?

Stanford VOICES is currently seeking out participants for our “Work & School Stories” project.  The goal of the project is to generate a searchable database of profiles (personal experience & advice) from a wide variety of people with psychosis who see themselves as “successful” in their chosen vocational paths (scientists, entrepreneurs, social activists, chefs, graduate students and so on):  your definition, not ours.  Once complete, the database will be made available to young adults with psychosis from around the world.  Please note that this is not a research study.

Our Rationale Working adults with psychosis are largely invisible in society and this invisibility helps reinforce the myth that psychosis & success are incompatible (especially among young people who have recently experienced a first break).  We want to change this.

Interested? To participate in the survey directly click here. To read more about the project and see an example survey go here: http://www.voicesoutside.org/work--school-stories.html. If you have any questions or need help with the survey contact: Nev Jones PhD  nevjones@stanford.edu

 


 

Call for Design Project Participants

Looking for a few people who use wheelchairs (manual or power) to volunteer time consulting with undergraduate students on a wheelchair based design project. The class called Human Factors for Designers will ask students to spend a day navigating through their schedule using a manual wheelchair. The students will document the experience, and try to identify areas where design may be able to enhance the user experience. The students will need feedback from people who use wheelchairs full time, so that they can have a better understanding of possible areas to try and develop design solutions. Areas the students may focus on could include designed features of the wheelchair itself, accessories for wheelchair use, and challenges related to navigating through the built environment. Anyone with any interest or insights please contact Michael Kowalski at mckowals@syr.edu


 

Brave New Fellows Program - opportunity for people from racially diverse and marginalized communities

A unique paid fellowship opportunity for people from racially diverse and marginalized communities

At Brave New Films we champion social justice issues by using media to inspire, empower, motivate, engage and teach civic participation that makes a difference. The Brave New Fellows Program envisions a world in which visual storytellers from all racial and economic groups have a voice and a place in creating media that has an impact. The program seeks to help break down systemic barriers by empowering fellows with tools and training to become stronger activists and versatile advocates for social justice.

In January 2016 we will bring on five individuals to do a yearlong, paid fellowship. The Brave New Fellows Program seeks passionate, driven, and creative people who have a desire to use storytelling as a means to positively impact the world, specifically in the areas of racial justice, economic justice, and global security. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and build practical skills in filmmaking and advocacy. We are accepting applications until September 15th. You can find more information on how to apply at http://www.bravenewfilms.org/fellowships.

Please help us spread the word! If you know of anyone who may be interested or any groups that can share the information, send them our link.


 

Research Opportunity: Disability And Disasters

 

The George Washington University is conducting research about how adults with physical disabilities think about and prepare for disasters.

To take part in the study, adults must:

 Be 18 years or older

 Live in the United States

    Self-identify as a person with a physical disability (limitations with physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina; this includes difficulty walking, moving limbs, etc.)

Participants are invited to complete a survey online or by telephone.

The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes when completed online and approximately 40 minutes when completed by telephone. Participants will receive a $10.00 gift card (from Amazon, iTunes, or Target) for their time and effort.

Please email emergencyprepstudy@gmail.com or call (202) 994-1887 for more information!

 

 

3rd Annual Effective Access Technology Conference

On November 10, 2015, RIT will host the 3rd Annual Effective Access Technology Conference in the Gordon Field House on the RIT main campus. This conference features posters, exhibits and networking opportunities for service providers, companies, and educational institutions to engage in developing innovative solutions to help people with disabilities enjoy greater access to all of life’s opportunities.

Please take some time to visit the Access Conference information and registration site at https://www.rit.edu/research/accessconference/about

Individuals from UNYTE member institutions are invited to submit papers on a wide range of topics related to cognitive and physical disabilities and technology development.

Our conference operations manager is Clare Lagiewski (585-475-2185, clare.lagiewski@rit.edu) and she would be delighted to talk with anyone about presenting or exhibiting. Please visit the UNYTE website or email UNYTE with any questions or information that you would like to share.


 

 

Call for Applicants: Disability Research Interest Group Travel Award for AAA 2015

Announcement/Call for Applicants: Disability Research Interest Group Travel Award

The Disability Research Interest Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the inaugural DRIG Travel Award. The DRIG Travel Award supports the participation of people with disabilities in the field of anthropological research. The DRIG believes that people with disabilities are underrepresented in our field, as both scholars and research participants, and therefore, that the disability perspective is frequently left out of anthropological knowledge production. Additionally, we recognize that traveling with a disability can be both harrowing and expensive. The scholarly community and the quality of scholarship at the AAA can be improved by supporting the careers and scholarly participation of anthropologists with disabilities. For this reason, the DRIG seeks to support the participation of emerging scholars with disabilities in the Annual Convention by offering two $100, one-time awards to offset the attendance costs at the 2015 meeting in Denver, and to honor strong emerging scholarship in Disability Anthropology.

To be considered for one of two $100 awards, please submit the following no later than October 2, 2015:

1. An email including your name, affiliation (or independent scholar status), and contact information

2. A current CV

3. The title, abstract, and proof of acceptance for your AAA presentation or poster for the 2015 Meeting in Denver

4. A statement of no more than 2 pages describing your reason for seeking this award

Please send the application materials to Molly Bloom at mjbloom@ucla.edu, with "DRIG Travel Award Application" in the subject line. Recipients will be selected by the members of the DRIG Steering Committee, and notified by email by October 15, 2015. The awardees will be selected based on a combination of scholarly merit and need. The award will be presented in check form during the AAA annual meeting.

Find the Disability Research Interest Group community online on Facebook or on the Society for Medical Anthropology website


 

OSF Fellowship program in Inclusive Education and Disability Rights

This new OSF Fellowship program in Inclusive Education and Disability Rights, sponsored by the Open Society Foundation, is a collaboration between the SU College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program and the School of Education.

This program is in addition to the current Disability Rights Scholarship Program, funded by OSF, that brings 2-3 lawyers to SUCOL each year to study disability law and policy as LLM students. At the end of the year, these Disability Rights Scholars return to their home countries to work as advocates for disability rights in the government, with civil society organizations or in the academy. We are delighted that the OSF has singled out SU as their partner for this new program and we are pleased to share the call for the 2016 Disability Rights Scholarship Program:

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/disability-rights-scholarship-program-20150820


 


 

ASAN starting autistic scholars fellowship

 
 


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Disney movie 'Inside Out' helps families with Autism


Airlines encouraged to better serve flyers with disabilities  

  

Disability Advocacy Employment: Opening in Rochester


 

ADA @ 25 feature video (for those who may have missed it...)


Guides of possible interest from Affordable Colleges Online:

Guide For Students With Disabilities:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/

Colleges Helping Visually Impaired Students:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/


Facebook groups of interest:


 - Jewish Disabled Community. A Facebook group for any Jewish person who is disabled. This group is for networking, discussion, sharing information, resources and advocacy within the Jewish community. www.facebook.com/groups/170855293111544/

- Jewish Blind and Vision Impaired Community. A Facebook group for Jewish people who are blind, vision impaired and  their families.  A group for discussion, networking, sharing information, resources and advocacy within the Jewish community.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/313808908761237/


 
 

We have Autism All Wrong...

 

http://www.salon.com/2015/08/16/we_have_autism_all_wrong_the_radical_new_approach_we_need_to_understand_and_treat_it/


 
 

30+ Alternatives to Help You Stop Using Ableist and Homophobic Phrases

 

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/08/14/meditation-and-being-quiet-359641.html?rel=most_shared1


Federal court upholds expert panel on accommodations for students taking the LSAT

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/sites/colker2/files/2015/08/Department_of_Fair_Employment__252.pdf


How makerspaces can be more accessible to people with disabilities

 

How makerspaces can be more accessible to people with disabilities

University of Washington researchers have released new guidelines to make MakerSpaces more accessible to people with disabilities, as these communal spaces with soldering irons, 3-D printers, sewing machines and other "making" tools pop up nationwide.

Full story at http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/08/05/how-makerspaces-can-be-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities/


Request for Assistance

Severely vision impaired (macular degeneration) retired high school language teacher needs help with paperwork, reading mail, financial/banking matters, occasional running of errands and shopping, and support using computers (presently using MAGic software for email).

Need is once per week for 2 hours to start, either 11-1 or 12-2. Starting pay $13/hour or commensurate with experience and ability to pay. Westcott neighborhood. Reference will be requested.

Please call 315-214-3520 (up to and not after 8pm) and ask for Evelyn Bellows.


Contemplative Practices for Anti-opression Pedagogy (work-in-progress)

http://www.contemplativepracticesforantioppressionpedagogy.com/


New Rule Ends 'Modified' Tests for Students With Disabilities

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/08/24/new-rule-ends-modified-tests/20589/
 
 


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