Disability Studies at Temple University, a retrospective
Graduate Certificate Program Disability Studies <ul><li>One of the most significant civil rights movements of the twentieth century. </li></ul><ul><li>This historical movement amongst Americans with disabilities has now begun to be documented. </li></ul><ul><li>The field of Disability Studies has been forged by many over the years. </li></ul>The Disability Studies Program was founded by Diane Bryen and Sieglinde Shapiro in 1989
Filmmaker Shelley Barry Guest in Disability Rights and Culture Stills from Shelley Barry's autobiographical work 'Whole: A Trinity of Being.
Getting the Word Out: Disability Studies Presenting in Harrisburg
Getting the Word Out: Disability Studies Field Work in Jamaica
Piss on Pity: ADAPT protest photos Advocating for the option of shifting the Medicaid funding that currently goes to support placements in nursing homes towards the expenses of living independently and employing personal assistants. Getting the Word Out: ADAPT!
Documenting Systemic Bias <ul><li>Activists in Chicago worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. </li></ul><ul><li>Their study showed that nearly 50% of hearing impaired people using text-telephone systems to search for apartments encountered adverse treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>One third of wheelchair users visiting rental properties experienced adverse treatment. </li></ul>
Creating websites, films and performances <ul><li>Find ways to help others share their gifts </li></ul><ul><li>check out </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Blue at Richard Stockton College this coming Fall 2007, </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.joshblue.com </li></ul>
Learn about the amazing work of artists with disabilities check out “ Self Preservation: the art of Riva Lehrer” (2004) directed by Sharon Snyder and edited by David Mitchell http://rivalehrer.com
( maybe you will be inspired to share your own insights) check out The Body’s Memory (1993) by Jean Stewart Extraordinary Bodies (1997) by Rosemarie Garland Thomson Attending poetry and book readings
check out “ Laura Ferguson: The Visible Skeleton Series” Traveling Exhibit” now on display at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA http://www.lauraferguson.net
And don’t forget to dance <ul><li>Express you enthusiasm and sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>check out </li></ul><ul><li>Maestrapeace Art Works, http:// www.maestrapeace.com </li></ul>Photo credit: Leah, Toronto, Canada http://www.flickr.com/photos/loveandbicycles
The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies <ul><li>12 semester hours of course work </li></ul><ul><li>Students can take courses as continuing education, or in combination with one of Temple University’s masters or Ph.D. programs </li></ul>Steve Eidelman teaching Disability and Social Policy. Today Carol Marfisi, Mike Dorn and Martha Laclave continue this important tradition
Cultural Environment Disability Studies Blogs and Meetups
Community-building Activities Miniseries Presentation by Simi Linton Simi Linton came to Philadelphia to present in a Mini Course on the topic "Approaching Disability Through the Arts"! We also enjoyed hosting her for a book signing at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Community-building Activities Disability Studies Meetups South Jersey singer-songwriter Melody Gardot took the 'stage' at our November 2, 2006 Disability Studies Meetup. She performed material from her first two albums and spoke about her emerging understanding of herself, her abilities, and her disabilities. Homer Avila, amazing dancer from New York City who performed live at the conference 'Disability Studies & the University,' Emory University, March 5-7, 2004.
Community-building Activities Disability Studies, the PHILLY Meetup! Entire group: Lorena Santos, Kristal Allen, Jennifer Bobenchik, Melody Gardot and Tawidi Razaki. Carol Marfisi is in front. Only a part of the sizeable crowd. Ruben David Gonzales Gallego, author of White on Black