Invitation to Dance Documentary

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Join us for a screening of the award-winning 2014 documentary, Invitation to Dance, a never-before-told coming out story of disabled people staking their claim to equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium Schine Student Center

The evening will begin with a feature performance by the Artistic Director of the Aspire Dance Company, Tina Chnstina-Price, and dancer Rik Daniels.

Filmmakers, Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton will host a Q & A session immediately following the screening.

A Dance Party with light refreshments will conclude the evening from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The film will be screened with open captions and audio description. CART services and sign language interpreters will be provided. Questions regarding additional accommodations and parking can be directed to Aaron Hodukavich at or 315-443-2377 by November 23.

Spring Course Offerings

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Course Offerings

DSP 200 40306 M001 Intro to Disability Studies Mon/Wed 12:45 – 2:05pm 070B Michael Gill
DSP  432 40164 M001 Gender and Disability Mon/Wed 3:45 – 5:05 pm 108 Hoople Perri Harris
DSP 300 48742 M001 DisAbility and Sport Tues / Thurs 2:00 – 3:20pm 306D  BH William Peace

Spring 2016 Graduate Course Offerings

DSP 700 47845 M001 Dis Crit:  Critical Race Disability Studies Tues 12:30 – 3:15pm 070B HH Beth Ferri
DSP 700 47851 M002 Critical Disability Studies and the Global South Thurs 12:30- 3:15pm 364HH Alan Foley                    Brent Elder
DSP 700 48514 M003 Intellectual Disability and Human Rights Mon 3:45 – 6:30pm 364HH Michael Gill
Disability Studies classroom at Syracuse University
Disability Studies classroom at Syracuse University

2nd Steven J. Taylor Memorial Reading Series

Join the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC) in honoring Steven Taylor with the second installment of the series.

When: 11.11.15 from 11:30am-1pm

Where: Hoople Hall Room 013


Taylor, S. J. (2006). “Before it had a name: Exploring the historical roots of disability studies in education.”

Taylor, S.J. (1988). “Caught in the continuum: a critical analysis of the principles of the least restrictive environment.”

Inside Out screening on the Quad

Friday, October 2nd OAD, in partnership with the Disability Cultural Center, presents an inclusive screening of Disney / Pixar’s Inside Out with open captioning. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Free inclusive snacks will be provided starting at 9:15pm, the movie will be shown at 10:00pm. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided. A discussion will be held immediately following the film facilitated by Courtney Jones and Diane Wiener . We want to learn from the little voices inside YOUR head.

No tickets required.

When: Oct. 2 @9:15pm

Where: The Quad


Human Rights Film Festival

Check out the Human Rights Film Festival this week. Films of special interest to Disability Studies include Blindsight and Margarita, with a Straw.

Click here for more information.