April 27-28, 2013 - Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, April 27th and April 28th, 2013 Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu. Hawaii, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 808 956-7539. More information: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.
April 6, 2013 - Sixth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
DC Queer Studies invites proposals for presentations at DEBILITATING QUEERNESS, the 6th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations in critical queer and gender studies navigating a crip turn in engagements with disability theory. More information: http://www.lgbts.umd.edu | email: email@example.com
Stephen Edward Dias (April 26, 1952 - October 17, 2012)
Stephen Dias, co-founder and inspiration for the Disability Social History Project, passed away at home with his family by his side, on October 17, 2012 after a long struggle with medical issues. He was born in San Rafael, CA and lived the past 12 years in Humboldt County. Stephen was a disability activist who in the 1970s participated in the 504 sit-ins in San Francisco. As a librarian and activist, he had a passion for social movement history, including civil rights, labor and progressive politics. Stephen was a gentle soul with a strong sense of justice and a dark sense of humor. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Chadwick, two daughters Hannah and Rosa, and siblings Maureen Orencik, Joan Donalen and Jeffrey Dias. He also leaves long-time devoted friends Denis Faria and Mark Jacobsen and his mother-in-law, Betty Chadwick
Interesting Stuff on the Web
The dwarves of Auschwitz
From the March 22, 2013 edition of The Guardian, a story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele.
The Olimpias is an artists' collective and a performance research series. The artists explore art/life, cross-genre participatory practices, arts for social change and disability culture work.
Disability History Images on Flickr:
H-Madness is intended as a resource for scholars interested in the history of madness, mental illness and their treatment (including the history of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and clinical psychology and social work).
It's Our Story – a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible – over 1,000 video interviews from disability leaders across the country.
Polio Oral History Project - the American West Center at the University of Utah is developing an oral history record of Polio survivors and clinicians who treated Polio.
Disability History Week Campaign - from YO! Youth Organizing Disabled and Proud
Listen to Ever Lee Hairston's speech at the conference of the National Federation of the Blind of California in October 2009
My Whole Expanse I Cannot See… – the blog of Michael Phillips, a writer from Tampa, FL. who doesn’t walk nor breathe without the assistance of machines.
Books and Articles on Disability History
VanHole, Nick. “Shared Consciousness: A Social History of Tourette Syndrome and its Treatments.” University of Montana, 2012. (Download a PDF of the thesis) - This original history tracks how the shared public circumstances and treatment choices of people with tics and Tourette syndrome have changed over time and draws historical significance from the increasing practice of complementary and alternative therapies in recent years.
Marcus, Neil. Special Effects: Advances in Neurology
Haller, Beth. Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media. Advocado Press, 2010.
Disabled Women: Visions and Voices from the 4th World Conference on Women
Disability Projects on the Web
Education for Disability and Gender Equity, a high school curriculum incorporating disability and gender issues into humanities and science
THE CHAIR: Holocaust Memorial to Disabled People
"With our hearts let us see, with your hands let us break every
chain. Then, indeed, shall we know a better and nobler humanity."
"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of
adversity'... disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live."
Visit our "sister" site: Disabled Women on the Web