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October 2018

  • 10-1 "Was Your Mama White? Excavating Hidden History" a Solo Performance

    Monday, October 1, 2018
    5 PM
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085
    Event Website

    Program features Disability Studies scholar and writer/poet, Jim Ferris.

  • 10-11 Temple Event Accessible Design in Digital Humanities

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 (also offered on 10-18)
    11 AM - 12 PM
    Digital Scholarship Center, Paley Library
    1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Contact: Alex Wermer-Colan 215-204-3475

    Email Sign Up

    This workshop will look at the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a conceptual framework to inform the design of digital humanities projects. Participants will be provided with an overview of WCAG standards, shown specific examples of success criteria, and be encouraged to incorporate accessible design thinking into their projects. The Virtual Blockson, a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality, will be used as a case study to help participants better understand how these design principles can be applied to their own projects.

  • 10-11 Etiquette and Enlightened Sensitivity Around Hiring People With Disabilities

    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    3 PM - 4:30 PM
    Myerson Conference Room, Van Pelt Library, 2nd Floor
    3420 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

    Hiring Etiquette Event Registration

    Featuring Janet Fiore, President & CEO - The Sierra Groups. This presentation will focus on:

    • Putting sensitivity & enlightened awareness into the disability hiring process
    • Identify jobs in higher education for people with disabilities
    • What is and what is not possible, social interactions with visual, hearing, cognitive, & mental disabilities
    • Engaging the conversation regards to accommodating impairments

  • 10-11 Disability Studies Lecture Series (University of Pennsylvania)

    Thursdays, October 11 to November 29, 2018
    4:30 PM - 6 PM
    University of Pennsylvania
    Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 231
    3340 Walnut Street (34th and Walnut)
    Philadelphia PA, 19104

    E-mail gapsa.eabelonging@gmail.com with questions and for the registration link.

    Guest lecturer: Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Associate Director of Policy at Temple University's Institute on Disabilities.

  • 10-17 Temple Event Dance, Disability and Discourse

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    2 PM - 5 PM
    Temple University
    Conwell Dance Theater, Conwell Hall (5th floor)
    1801 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    This is a free event. Registration required.

    To register and learn more, visit the event's website.

  • 10-18 A New Disability Poetics, Symposium at the University Of Pennsylvania

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    10 AM - 5:15 PM
    LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Symposium Information

    This symposium will curate critical and collaborative discussions around the relationships between the disabled body and contemporary poetic practices through avenues that test the very limits of poetry, publics, and performance. In what way can disability and the disabled body influence poetry? Organized by Jennifer Bartlett, Ariel Resnikoff, and Orchid Tierney, in collaboration with Knar Gavin, Declan Gould, Davy Knittle, Michael Northen, and Adam Sax.

    With support from The Creative Writing Program at The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Kelly Writers House, the Department of English, the Wolf Humanities Center, the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Poetry and Poetics Reading Group.

  • 10-18 Temple Event Accessible Design in Digital Humanities

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    11 AM - 12 PM
    Temple University
    Digital Scholarship Center, Paley Library
    1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Contact: Alex Wermer-Colan 215-204-3475

    Email Sign Up

    This workshop will look at the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a conceptual framework to inform the design of digital humanities projects. Participants will be provided with an overview of WCAG standards, shown specific examples of success criteria, and be encouraged to incorporate accessible design thinking into their projects. The Virtual Blockson, a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality, will be used as a case study to help participants better understand how these design principles can be applied to their own projects.

  • 10-19 and 10-20 Bill Shannon's Touch Update

    Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
    8 PM
    Painted Bride Art Center
    230 Vine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    info@paintedbride.org

    Event costs $10 for students and general admission.

    Art center information

  • 10-26 Temple Event Etiquette and Enlightened Sensitivity Around Hiring People With Disabilities

    Friday, October 26, 2018
    3 PM - 4:30 PM
    Temple University Center City
    TUCC Room 320
    1515 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

    Event Registration: Contact Tracey Hamilton - tracey.hamilton@temple.edu

    (See 10-11 event for description)

  • 10-27 On Display Philadelphia

    Saturday, October 27, 2018
    12 PM - 2 PM
    SEPTA Suburban Station
    Philadelphia, PA

    Featuring Disability Pride Philadelphia: www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com

  • 10-31 Temple Event Children of Deaf Adults (CODA)

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    12 PM - 1:30 PM
    Temple University
    Ritter - Walk Auditorium
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    All welcome! This event will be voice interpreted. For questions, please contact Jonathan.Hartmann@temple.edu

    Communication Sciences & Disorders American Sign Language Program presents CODA.

    Panel members will share and discuss personal experiences of being raised by Deaf Adults. As each experience is unique, you will have the opportunity to hear first hand what it is like growing up in Deaf Culture as a hearing child. Time will be given to answer questions from the audience.



November 2018

  • 11-2 Temple Event Dean's Seminar Series: Dr. James Rimmer

    Friday, November 2, 2018
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Ritter Annex - Walk Auditorium
    1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Free, registration required. Open to the public.

    To register now, visit the event's website.

    Dr. James Rimmer, Director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative, is speaking as part of the college's Dean's Seminar Series. For several decades, Dr. Rimmer has been developing and directing health promotion programs for people with disabilities. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on various topics related to physical activity, health promotion, secondary conditions and disability.

    In his talk, "Solving One of Public Health's Most Significant Crises: Disability Inclusion," Dr. Rimmer will identify the major health disparities in people with disabilities, explore issues associated with access and inclusion, and explain a new model for promoting community health inclusion across public health sectors.

  • 11-8 Think Me Nuthing? Raising Awareness of the Black Deaf Community

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    University of Pennsylvania
    5 PM - 6:30 PM
    B-1 Meyerson Hall
    210 S 34th Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Free and open to the public. Pre-registration not required. Presented in ASL with voice interpretation. Reception to follow.

    Think Me Nuthing Event Information

    Ritchie Bryant, Lecturer at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is a native ASL user and interpreter. He discusses the many artistic and linguistic contributions of Black Deaf people to the wider society. The existence of a distinct Black Deaf culture has often gone unnoticed in the predominately white Deaf community.

    Presented by the ASL Program in Penn's Department of Linguistics. Cosponsored by the Wolf Humanities Center.

  • 11-9 Temple Event Assistive Technology Expo

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Howard Gittis Student Center, Lower Lobby (outside the bookstore)

    Open to students, faculty and staff.

    Sponsored by: College of Public Health, Department of Rehab Science, Therapeutic Recreation Program, and the students in THRC 2203 Assistive Technology in Recreation class, with Professor Ann Dolloff. For more information, contact Ann at adolloff@temple.edu.

  • 11-9 Temple Event Normal Isn't Real

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    5 PM - 7 PM
    Howard Gittis Student Center, The Reel Cinema

    Refreshments will be provided.

    To RSVP, please contact e2etempleu@gmail.com.

    Movie Trailer

    Eye to Eye and Rec 4 Life hosts this screening of the documentary, "Normal Isn't Real."



December 2018

  • 12-4 Institute on Disabilities Mini Course Lecture Series welcomes NPR's Joseph Shapiro

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    9:30 AM - 12 PM
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Free event. Registration required.

    Lecture Series Website/Registration

    Shapiro's talk, "Out of the Shadows: The Disability Civil Rights Movement from No Pity to Me Too" will include disability history and a look at his reporting, including a recent ground-breaking series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities.

  • 12-5 Institute on Disabilities Mini Course Lecture Series welcomes NPR's Joseph Shapiro

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    9:30 AM - 12 PM
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA

    Free event. Registration required.

    Lecture Series Website/Registration

    (See 12-4 event for description)



March 2019

  • 3-27 Temple Event 2019 Disability and Change Symposium — Dis-Enfranchised in Higher Ed: Disability Identity, Advocacy, and Cultural Equity

    SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Free and open to the public. Registration required.

    Symposium Information



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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service