man u know when ppl are like “intelligence is sexy :))))” they mean “ppl w learning and/or speech disabilities are undesirable, as are people who are not up to my standards of white middle-class diction and interests :))))”

fuck off w that tbh

@ sapiosexuals

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men are so threatened by feminism that they will send out emails threatening “"the deadliest school shooting in American history" if a woman speaks at a university

keep this in mind the next time a man questions the importance of feminism. 

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REMINDER: LECTURE and RECEPTION / BOOK SIGNING on 10/23/14 by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

REMINDER: LECTURE and RECEPTION / BOOK SIGNING on 10/23/14 by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

Why I am a Bioconservative

A Public Lecture by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson


7:00 to 8:00 pm Watson Theater Syracuse University

Reception & Book Signing 8:00 to 9:00 pm

Light Work SU Campus


This lecture has two interrelated purposes. First, it broadly suggests ways that principles, logics, guidelines, and rules of religious bioethics can serve effectively in situations and for populations outside of the particular religious tradition that generates them. Second, it offers the term bioconservative to describe my own ethical position as a disability bioethicist. To do this, I lay out a position between the concepts of conservation and liberal social politics to bridge religious and nonreligious belief communities. Because the term conservative is associated with the politics of the right, I bring forward a rationale for what is accomplished by invoking the term conservative and conservation for a disability equality and human rights-based perspective in bioethics. In the service of these larger aims, and most specifically, this talk draws from religious bioethics to explicate dignity as it pertains to quality-of-life judgments used in biomedical decision-making for life ending medical treatments.

This lecture is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-sponsored by the SU Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Burton Blatt Institute, the SU Disability Cultural Center, Hendricks Chapel, and David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, with support from: Center on Human Policy; Cultural Foundations of Education; School of Education; School of Social Work; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Slutzker Center for International Services; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center; Disability Student Union; Disability Law and Policy Program at the College of Law; Disability Studies; Renée Crown University Honors Program; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC); and Disability Law Society.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the presentation and the reception/book signing. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the presentation.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact William Myhill at 315-443-1367 or by 10/16/14. Free accessible parking will be available in Booth Garage adjacent to Watson Hall.



Submit By Friday, October 10, 2014 or Phone: 315-471-0252 or Elane Granger at 315-443-2457 

Nominee Award Category:

The International Educator Award: This award recognizes an outstanding educator for teaching, research, creative work, scholarship or services that have significantly promoted global learning outcomes among students in Central New York.

The International Student Leadership Award: This award recognizes an outstanding foreign or U.S. student who has been a champion for global awareness, engagement and cross-cultural understanding in a high school or a college campus.

The Outstanding Immigrant Community Leadership Award: This award recognizes an individual for leadership excellence and for being an exemplary ambassador for cross-cultural understanding in Central New York.

The International Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes a community organization or institution for its commitment to improving the quality of life of immigrants/refugees in Central New York and/or communities outside the United States.

The Outstanding International Business Award: This award recognizes a business/company for its commitment to advancing international business that has deepened Central New York connections to the global economy and produces positive outcomes for the region and the world.

The International Citizen of the Year Award: This award recognizes and honors an outstanding individual whose life-time achievement has deepened Central New York’s connections to the rest of the world, and has had a lasting global impact. The fields of achievement include but are not limited to business, culture, education, government, medicine, research, sports, and/or community service.

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A Place At The Table


Perfect Bodies…? 

A Discussion on Disability, Body Image, and Body Modification

with Lisa Thomas and Bill Peace

Date: Friday, November 7th

Time: 12:00-1:30PM

Location: Hoople 106

Lisa Thomas is a Registered Dietitian at Syracuse University Health Services.

Bill Peace is Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Honors Program at Syracuse University.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and gluten free food will be provided.

Please indicate any accommodation requests by 10/31/2014 to by email or 443-4486 by phone.

Sponsors: Disability Cultural Center, Lisa Thomas at SU Health Services, and the Disability Student Union.

This event is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Student Affairs.

A Place at the Table

Food is an incredibly important part of many cultures around the world. In what ways do cultures shape our relationships with food? What happens when dietary restrictions, allergies, disabilities, ethics, values, principals, religion, and preferences collide with the cultural norms about food and eating? This ongoing luncheon series will explore these questions while also providing a more normalized eating environment for those routinely left out of food culture. In other words, everyone has a place at the table.

Disability Cultural Center Open House


WHEN: Friday, October 24, 11:00am-1:00 pm

WHERE: Disability Cultural Center

Room 105, 805 S. Crouse Ave (Hoople Bldg), as well as Hoople Bldg Rooms 106 & 108

Light refreshments will be served.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

If you require accommodations, please email by 10/16/14 at 5 p.m. Please email or call the DCC at 315-443-4486 with any questions.

Attention All Illustrators: I am Kanisha L. Ffriend, a student at Syracuse University, and I am working on a children’s book that needs your assistance. I became interested in Disability Studies in high school after numerous encounters with service organizations and media that focused on disability issues. After coming to SU, I learned more about the culture and stigmas though my School of Education classes and realized that before university I was never taught about disability in a school setting. I find it important to stress the value of diversity and discuss the similarities between minority groups from a young age inside the classroom and at home.
The project is a narrative poem that addresses the intersectionality of gender, race and disability. It will work as a teaching tool that sparks necessary conversations on all three mentioned sections of personhood. The book is written in a very up-beat way with character personality. It is my hope that the illustrations will convey the same message.
TargetAudience:Children’s Book (K to 3rd grade)
If interested, please submit your artwork to K[dot] in a jpeg or PDF format.
Artwork can be done using sketch, paint, computer design or other techniques. Sketch illustrations must include the use of color.
*Include your full name with a short bio
*Why you are interested in being an illustrator for the project
*Previous publications if applicable
Sample pages are available by request and will be used to help you visually portray the character of Anika.
SubmissionDeadline– December 31, 2014 11:59pm
Self-publishing with established connections to School systems in the Tri-State Area, numerous national disability for-profit and non-Profit organizations and a growing list of national centers focused on youth education regarding race and disability.
If you have any questions please contact K[dot]
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